Kris Osborne, National Interest: The U.S. Navy Wants 32 More Nuclear Attack Submarines in the Next 15 Years
All in the plan to get to a 355 ship navy.
Destroying enemy surface ships and submarines, “spying” close to enemy shores, bringing massive firepower to strategic areas and launching deadly undersea drones are all missions the Navy hopes to see more of in the future — as the service plans to add as many as 32 attack submarines in just the next 15 years.
Overall, the addition of attack submarines represents the largest overall platform increase within the Navy’s ambitious plan to grow the fleet to 355 ships.
“Battle force inventory reaches 301 in 2020 and 355 in 2034,” Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Chambers, told Warrior Maven.
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WNU Editor: The U.S. Navy is definitely embracing submarines to be a vital component in their fleet in the years to come.