19 May '17, 7pm

No 350-Ship Navy From This Trump Budget

No 350-Ship Navy From This Trump Budget

President Trump speaks to Newport News Shipbuilding employees above the carrier FORD. WASHINGTON: All hands, brace for disappointment. The president’s promised naval buildup won’t begin in the 2018 budget out next week — or maybe ever. Sure, before the election, candidate Donald Trump promised a 350-ship Navy. Sure, just this morning , House Speaker Paul Ryan repeated the 350 figure. Sure, this week the Chief of Naval Operations emphasized the buildup should and could be fast. Adm. John Richardson US shipyards could deliver 29 additional ships over the next seven years, said the CNO, Adm. John Richardson . That averages to 4.1 additional ships per year, although the first years would probably be lower because the shipyards need time to ramp up , especially for the largest vessels such as aircraft carriers . So how many additional ships are actually in the 2018 budget? Leak...

Full article: http://breakingdefense.com/2017/05/no-350-ship-navy-from-...

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