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From Military.com: Navy Outlines Plan to Solve Attack Submarine Shortage

 

From Military.com: Navy Outlines Plan to Solve Attack Submarine Shortage

27 Nov 2018
Military.com | By Matthew Cox 

Lawmakers on Tuesday pressed U.S. Navy officials to explain what the service is doing to fix its shortage of attack submarines.

Navy officials testified to the Senate Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on Seapower that the service is on track to achieve a 355-ship fleet by 2034.

Lawmakers, however, were concerned about the more immediate problem of the Navy’s submarine shortfall.

Sen. Mike Rounds, R-South Dakota, said that retired Adm. Harry Harris, former head of U.S. Pacific command, had testified that “only half his requirement for attack submarines in the Pacific theater was being met.”


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