Posts Tagged ‘Fleet’

Air Force Perils

March 8, 2009

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The perils of flying aging aircraft was an issue at last February’s Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Fla., and it remained on the mind of Gen. John Corley, Air Combat Command head, at this year’s event. During his presentation Friday, Corley reminded attendees that, this time last year, the Air Force was still in the midst of ascertaining what caused an F-15C to break apart in flight over Missouri in November 2007, and numerous F-15s remain grounded. This year, the rigors of age are continuing to plague the A-10 fleet, Air Force Magazine quotes the general. Corley said 108 A-10s—in a fleet of roughly 350—remain on the ground due to a systemic issue with wing cracks in the thinner winged variant of the aircraft. And, 53 more have yet to be inspected; probably 10 of those will end up grounded, too, he said.

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Is a 325 Ship Navy Optimal?

December 20, 2008

The Washington-based think tank  Center for National Policy recommends that the Navy should grow its fleet to 325 ships by 2025 — 12 more than the Navy has planned — and pay for the increase by moving to lower-cost platforms and cutting unnecessary requirements like the top speed on the new Littoral Combat Ship. The study is titled: Agility Across the Spectrum: A Future Force Blueprint. Read the full report

US Navy Needs More Amphibious Ships

November 30, 2008
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Inside Defense reports that the Navy is mulling adding more amphibious ships to the fleet as part of the force structure changes detailed in a draft of the tri-service Naval Operations Concept (NOC) 2008, which aims to “operationalize” the maritime strategy signed by the three naval service chiefs in October 2007.  (paid subscription required)

Draft Budget Plans Reveal 313-Ship Fleet Could be Reached by 2017

October 16, 2008
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Inside the Navy reveals:

The Navy plans a 17 percent increase in the number of ships it will buy between fiscal years 2010 and 2015, which, if unaltered, would allow the sea service to reach its goal of a 313-ship fleet by 2017, about three years earlier than previously projected, according to a draft shipbuilding plan reviewed by the Pentagon’s acquisition czar earlier this month.

“[The number] 313 remains a relevant surface ship and submarine force target to meet Navy and [combatant command] needs,” states a response to a question about the mix of ships in the program objective memorandum 2010 (POM-10) and the Navy’s 313-ship fleet goal, included in the POM-10 document obtained by InsideDefense.com. Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics John Young initialed the document, which included all four services’ future budget plans.

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