November 23, 2016
SCA President Matthew Paxton spoke to Inside The Navy on how the U.S. shipyard industry stands ready to build a 350-ship Navy. He also discusses the importance of consistent funding and developing the next generation of the shipyard workforce. A clip of the piece can be found below:
The largest shipbuilding advocacy organization in the country and the incoming Trump administration have differing opinions on what it would take to build a 350-ship Navy, including whether facilities need to be expanded to support the effort. Matthew Paxton, Shipbuilders Council of America President, told Inside the Navy Nov. 17 it is not a question of whether or not there is a need for additional shipyards or new facilities, the challenge is industry needs long lead time and stable funding...
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