Gates Says US Navy Budgets Don’t Reflect Reality.

by Daniel Russ on May 5, 2010

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“FORT WASHINGTON, Md. — Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said May 3 the U.S. has to ask itself whether it can afford the U.S. Navy’s current plan for billion-dollar destroyers, submarines and carriers.

“The Navy and Marine Corps must be willing to re-examine and question basic assumptions in light of evolving technologies, new threats and budget realities,” he said. “We simply cannot afford to perpetuate a status quo that heaps more and more expensive technologies onto fewer and fewer platforms.” He questioned whether a Navy that “relies on $3 to $6 billion destroyers, $7 billion submarines and $11 billion carriers” is affordable.”

Source: Aviation Week


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