Navy Ship Goal Still Decades Away Under New Plan

Law360 (February 13, 2018, 7:56 PM EST) -- The U.S. Navy intends to quickly grow its fleet over the next few years, but the service's goal of a 355-ship fleet is still likely decades away from being fulfilled, according to a shipbuilding plan issued Monday.

Under the Navy’s latest 30-year shipbuilding plan, backed by the Trump administration’s fiscal 2019 budget request, also issued Monday, the Navy would put 10 new ships under contract in 2019 using a $21.9 billion shipbuilding budget — 7 percent more than the same budget for 2018, already well ahead...
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