It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Unless Congress changes the nation’s financial course, the U.S. Navy will be forced to make some drastic cuts in aircraft and ship numbers to accommodate a loss of about $14 billion due to sequestration and other budgetary issues, says Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief of naval operations.
Shipbuilding accounts will take a hit, he said during a Sept. 5 speech at the American Enterprise Institute. “I would see the loss of a Littoral Combat Ship, an Afloat-Forward Staging Base and advanced procurement for a Virginia-class submarine and a carrier overhaul,” Greenert says. “We might lose two more — a submarine and a destroyer — if we are unable to reprogram and move money into those accounts.”
The Navy will lose about 25 aircraft, from helicopters to P-8s to F-35s, he says.
The service exempts military manpower from the cuts, and this means 14% reductions for all other accounts, Greenert notes. Unless it gets more money or more flexibility to apportion its current funding, the Navy will have to cancel half of its ship availabilities.
Originally posted by Biigs
They dont need pilots so much with all the drones, they are phasing it all out for a full on drone army.
Originally posted by Florasaurus
We were hoping this sequestration was going to be done soon, we're missing the US at airshows!!