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There is nearly a $5B maintenance backlog alone and this estimate is likely far less than the actual cost. Uses old inadequate equipment on high-tech vessels. Drydocks are on average 89 years old and are in poor condition. Due to the lack of dry dock capacity, the Navy won't be able to perform a third of its scheduled aircraft carrier and submarine maintenance projects over the next two decades. Rising sea levels pose a threat to old dry docks. The Navy says it will take nearly two decades to address these issues, but GAO says it will take longer. By that time the fleet will have ballooned putting more pressure on these tired facilities. As of now the Navy is only funding roughly half the cost just to keep up maintenance on their own naval shipyards.www.thedrive.com...
originally posted by: icanteven
a reply to: FredT
Where does the military budget go? We pay hundreds of billions of dollars every year, and for what?