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From USNI News: Lawmakers Push for More Sub Repairs at Private Yards, Ahead of Navy Releasing Maintenance Strategies


By: Megan Eckstein
December 20, 2018 11:59 AM
December 20 (USNI News) As the Navy grapples with current backlogs of work at public maintenance yards and finalizes its longer-term plans for fleet maintenance, some lawmakers are pushing the Navy to send more attack submarine maintenance work to private shipbuilders.

In last week’s Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Navy readiness, Sen. Blumenthal (D-Conn.) noted that the Navy had already sent four attack subs to either General Dynamics Electric Boat in his home state or to Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia, and that the sea service was readying to award two more to the private yards soon.

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