Monday, January 30, 2012

So Much For A 313 Ship Navy

Navy To Drop 3 Ships in 2013; Won't 'Ever' Hit 313-Ship Goal -- Aol Defense

UPDATED: Budget Cuts 8 JHSVs; Two LCS; Two LSDs Retire Early; 1 Virginia Sub Slips Past FYDP; Analyst Says Retirements AND Cuts Mean Service Won't 'Ever' Hit 313 Goal
WASHINGTON: The Navy plans to cut a total of 16 ships from its five-year budget, reducing the number of ships funded in fiscal 2013 by three, from 13 down to 10.

Most of these ships are expected to be the Joint High Speed Vessel, built for both the Navy and the Army, and other support ships. Several well informed analysts told me they do not expect the Navy to cut warships or submarines if it can possibly avoid that.

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My Comment: I know that the administration is saying otherwise .... new military strategy and all .... but the numbers do not lie.

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