15 Nov '17, 10pm

Industry Can Build 355 Ships, But Which Ones?

Industry Can Build 355 Ships, But Which Ones?

After the three ex-secretaries spoke, I sought comment from a wide array of sources in and out of government. What I learned: Speeding up shipbuilding is a lot harder than Lehman made it look. Smaller yards can build smaller ships or the less-complex components of bigger ones, freeing up the major yards for the hardest tasks. But there will still be chokepoints in production, particularly of nuclear-powered vessels, and we still need a strategy to make sure we buy the right ships.

Full article: https://breakingdefense.com/2017/11/industry-can-build-35...

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