Navy Revising Force Structure Assessment In Light Of Increased Attack Sub, Other Ship Needs

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    Navy Revising Force Structure Assessment In Light Of Increased Attack Sub, Other Ship Needs
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    The Virginia-class attack submarine North Dakota (SSN-784) is rolled out of an indoor shipyard facility at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Conn., in Sept. 2013. US Navy photo.
    By: Megan Eckstein
    February 29, 2016 5:45 AM • Updated: February 28, 2016 7:40 PM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Navy will reexamine the assumptions behind its 308-ship requirement, as the operational landscape has changed drastically since the previous Force Structure Assessment (FSA).

    The Navy released a new FSA in 2012 and amended it in 2014, but Navy leadership and combatant commanders have expressed concern in the past week that previous assumptions about how many surface ships and submarines are needed to counter global threats are proving inapplicable to today’s world. For example, the Navy has a standing requirement for 48 attack submarines, but combatant commanders say they are only receiving about 62 percent of the subs they need to meet growing threats in Asia and Europe.


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