Accession Number : AD1024458

Title :   Future Fleet Project. What Can We Afford

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) Laurel

Personal Author(s) : Lewellyn,Mark ; Wright,Chris ; Yerger,Rodney ; Bui,Duy N

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Report Date : 21 Dec 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : Many factors affect the size and make up of the Navy's fleet. Not the least of these is the amount of money available to recapitalize the ships and submarines that comprise the fleet. Recent assessments by the Congressional Budget Office show that the funds needed to support the Navys current thirty-year shipbuilding plan will need to increase by about a third over the average funds used by the Navy during the past thirty years. This paper explores fiscally-constrained modernization strategies for the Navys future fleet designed to achieve key priorities, such as recapitalization of the sea-based nuclear deterrent, while minimizing reductions to other components of the plan.

Descriptors :   navy , naval vessels , planning , requirements , NAVAL PROCUREMENT , inventory , shipbuilding , costs , NAVAL BUDGETS , OPERATIONAL READINESS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE