Posted by: arbeam | February 5, 2013

Navy Reduces Ship Requirement from 313 to 306

PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 25, 2012) The Arleigh Burke-class destroyers USS Stockdale (DDG 106), USS Shoup (DDG 86), and USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) underway in formation

PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 25, 2012) The Arleigh Burke-class destroyers USS Stockdale (DDG 106), USS Shoup (DDG 86), and USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) underway in formation

The Navy is required to produce an annual report to Congress on the number of ships it needs to accomplish its mission. The 2013 REPORT TO CONGRESS NAVY COMBATANT VESSEL FORCE STRUCTURE REQUIREMENT drops the requirement for SSGN replacement, stating “Should Navy determine that long-term recapitalization of the undersea strike mission now performed by SSGNs is required, that recapitalization would be accomplished by equipping SSNs with an enhanced strike capability rather than in-kind replacement of SSGNs.” The submarine count would remain at 48 SSNs and 12 SSBNs.

The Navy would retain 11 Aircraft Carries, Large surface combatants (Crusiers/ Destroyers) would be reduced by 6 from 94 to 88. The small combatant (LCS) total would be be reduced from 55 to 52.

Notes

I. Moving 4 DDG to Forward Deployed Naval Force in Rota enables fewer large surface combatants to meet the same level of fonvard presence commitment.

2. The AFRlCOM presence requiremenl has reduced as a result of lhe 20 12 Defense Strategic Guidance, but is still morc than what is currently being provided. This reduced requirement drove a reduction in the requirements for Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) and lhe supporting Combat Logistics Force.

3. Should Navy determine that long-term recapitalization of the undersea strike mission now performed by SSGNs is required, that recapitalization would be accomplished by equipping SSNs with an enhanced strike capability rather than in-kind replacement of SSGNs.

4. The mission of Maritime Prepositioning Squadron T-AKE supply ships and MLP logistic ships was changed to have them perfonn day to day operations, rather than only being available for surge. This increased the overall requirement for these platfonns. The table reflects two MLP ships modified to serve as Anoat Forward Staging Base (AFS B) ships.

5. An additional T-AGOS was added to meet requirements for both sustained operations and crisis response in the Pacific

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: