Navy hopes new funding model can cut sub maintenance delays by 2026

KTI6JHGSPNDDJF3CMJEHX4KWVU

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy has nearly twice as many submarines sidelined for maintenance than it should, and those boats in maintenance ultimately require three times more unplanned work than they should, the program executive officer for attacks subs has said.

But the service thinks it can turn these and other problematic statistics around by changing when and how it funds submarine maintenance. In fact, Rear Adm. Jon Rucker said he thinks the Navy can implement industry best practices starting in fiscal 2026 and, by the end of that fiscal year, get to almost zero delay days.

More News & Insights

Screenshot 2024 05 13 At 13.13.17

Event Recap – May 13, 2024

On May 2nd General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr. USMC (Ret.), former CENTCOM Commander joined BENS Boston members for a discussion on the Middle East. General McKenzie gave an in-depth overview of where the…

Screenshot 2024 05 13 At 13.08.34

BENS Member,  Ben Cheatham

On April 11th, BENS member Ben Cheatham, VP Microsoft, participated on a panel at Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy on April 11th. The panel was titled: The Role of AI in National Security…

Screenshot 2024 05 13 At 13.02.57

Six BENS members

Six BENS members were selected and participated in the National Security Forum (NSF) at the Air War College. The National Security Forum specifically aims to foster a deeper understanding among civilian community…

Receive BENS news and insights in your inbox.