Naval Weapons

USN wrapping up study of how it spends its money

02 May 2013

Key Points

  • The forthcoming USN review should help the service with its QDR plan
  • A lack of maintenance is likely cutting short ship service life

The US Navy is nearing completion of a service-wide review examining a range of topics from retirement and compensation to determining the number of systems it should buy, and a top admiral believes service life as opposed to ship numbers should be the focus.

The Pentagon's Strategic Choices Management Review will be similar to what the Quadrennial Defence Review (QDR) has been in the past, Vice Admiral William Burke, deputy chief of naval operations warfare systems (N9), said during a 1 May speech at the Association of the US Navy's Now forum in Arlington, VA.

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