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Vice Adm. William Merz: Navy Eyes Force Structure Assessment in 2019

Navy Vice Adm. William Merz, deputy chief of naval operations for warfare systems (N9), has said the service will carry out a force structure assessment in 2019, Defense News reported Wednesday. Merz said Wednesday at the Defense News Conference the FSA will call for regional threat commanders to gauge the perception of threat and subject that evaluation to war games for potential analysis by independent study teams.

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Reports: Navy Eyes Combat Fleet Size of 355 Ships

The U.S. Navy has unveiled a new shipbuilding plan that seeks to increase the service branch’s battle force fleet to 355 ships within the next three decades, USNI News reported Friday. Sam LaGrone and Megan Eckstein write the 2016 Force Structure Assessment represents a 47 increase in combat vessels from …

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