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SAS14: USN chief encourages payload utility extensions

7th April 2014 - 16:57 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in National Harbor


The US Navy’s (USN) chief of naval operations has stressed that the payload capacity of the service’s vessels needs to be utilised further in order to expand mission sets for emerging operations.

The USN is expected to increase its number of vessels from the current 289 to 308 by 2020, but these need to be operated efficiently to ensure that the navy can still carry out its mission throughout sequestration, Adm Jonathan Greenert told the Sea-Air-Space conference on 7 April.

‘Even with sequestration we will grow some,’ Greenert noted. ‘We’ve got the platforms – that’s in our DNA. We’ve

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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