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SAS 2017: US Navy outlines fleet priorities

4th April 2017 - 12:00 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Washington, D.C.


Against ongoing uncertainties surrounding the next US defence budget, the US Navy (USN) has provided some 'ship math' on the current fleet size and priorities for decisions surrounding that fleet.

During the opening panel at the Navy League's 52nd Sea-Air-Space 2017 Exposition, Adm William F. Moran, Vice Chief of Naval Operations, offered his insight about the current debate surrounding the number of ships in the USN fleet.

'We're all struggling to figure out which budget is going to spit out the other end of the process we're in,' Moran offered.

'When you look at where the navy is today, it's

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a US-based writer on defence and security issues. A former US Army …

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