Navy Fleets Unable To Fix $500M Ship Maintenance Shortfall On Their Own

Navy Fleets Unable To Fix $500M Ship Maintenance Shortfall On Their Own

Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Nebraska (SSBN 739) undocks from a dry dock at Puget Sound Navy Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility on March 8, 2016. US Navy photo.

Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Nebraska (SSBN 739) undocks from a dry dock at Puget Sound Navy Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility on March 8, 2016. US Navy photo.

The Navy fleets have a $500-million ship maintenance budget shortfall leftover from last year that they cannot pay for on their own. Any existing budget slack is already stretched too tight – meaning that $500-million shortfall will likely be pushed into the next year, U.S. Fleet Forces Command officials told USNI News. Read More

Chilean Navy Set to Upgrade Frigates with U.S. Missiles

Chilean Navy Set to Upgrade Frigates with U.S. Missiles

Chilean navy frigate CNS Almirante Cochrane (FF 05) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016 in late June. US Navy Photo

Chilean navy frigate CNS Almirante Cochrane (FF 05) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016 in late June. US Navy Photo

The Chilean Navy is planning on upgrading its three U.K.-built Type-23 frigates with U.S. anti-air missile systems, according to a notice to Congress on a potential foreign military sale. Read More