Recorded on June 4, 2007
Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
shipbuilding challenges have often dominated the Navy budget debate
in Congress, the naval aviation fleet is aging rapidly and requires
significant recapitalization. Given the focus of Navy
Department leadership on stabilizing the shipbuilding account in
pursuing its goal of a 313-ship fleet, what challenges do the Navy
and Marine Corps face in trying to recapitalize their entire
collective inventory of fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft? Are
the right steps being taken now to prevent a severe aircraft
shortfall in the next decade?
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