313 U.S. Navy ships to abandon plans to consider a larger fleet conversion
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“Navy insider” February 20, 2009 may give up in recent years, the U.S. Navy reported 313 ships fleet plan, consider the larger fleet, but no final decision yet, because the new U.S. the beginning of the next government to set its defense spending priorities, which may conflict with the Navy’s plan.
U.S. Navy is preparing the upcoming release of “Naval Operations Concept” (NOC), the report has been completed but not yet released, as U.S. Navy senior leadership is still wondering whether the document should be included in the final force structure number. U.S. Navy that, in order to perform future missions, in theory, require a greater number of ships. “Naval Operations Concept 2008,” The purpose is to release in October 2007, the maritime strategy “implement” in the maritime strategy to promote more cooperation and foreign naval and naval vessels to better track the development of the world. Under the strategy, to prevent war and win the war just as important, this requires the ability to seek hard power and soft balance. “Naval Operations Concept 2008,” led by the three armed services issued by the sea: Coast Guard Commander Sade Allen, James Conway, commander of the Navy and Chief of Naval Operations 盖里拉夫海德.
According to industry sources, “said Chief of Naval Operations Concept 2008,” the latest draft version of the file revealed the fleet size is about 342 ships. He said that although the increase has not yet determined the exact number, but there are indications that the requirements of the Marine Corps, including a large number of amphibious ships, also may include a greater number of Littoral Combat Ship (LCS).
However, the U.S. Department of Defense costs in recent years could be compressed, which may expand the fleet size of the Navy’s plans to suspend. U.S. Secretary of Defense 伯罗特盖茨 said publicly that the number of U.S. Navy ships than the Navy after 13 countries together make up more, and most of these countries are U.S. allies. Currently the U.S. Navy has 283 ships.
“Naval Operations Concept” in November 2008 that a draft of the report includes nine chapters: “maritime forces”, “arch concept: the sea maneuver,” “forward presence” ” maritime security “,” humanitarian assistance and disaster response, “” sea “,” power projection “,” frighten resistance “and” force structure. ” Force structure in this chapter of the draft did not include the exact number of ships.
since 2007 has served as Navy chief of operations, Roughead has said that 313 ships this number is a “bottom line” is the minimum number of meeting national needs. 313 ships planned for the first time in the former Ren Haijun CNO Mike Mullen submitted to Congress in 2006, “fiscal year 2007 shipbuilding plan the next 30 years” in the. Musharraf’s spokesman Conrad Hyde pure grace February 13th, 2009, said “313 ships is still the bottom line.” (China Shipping Information Centre, cover male)
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