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USA/Defense – Top Navy Aviator Says CNO’s Industry Warning Based On Future Threats (Breaking Defense)

On Monday, the Navy’s top officer stood in front of an industry-heavy conference and took a direct potshot at the defense industry. Now, a top Navy official overseeing the service’s aircraft requirements says those comments are based around analysis about how current aircraft will stack up against future threats. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday raised eyebrows when during the opening panel of the Sea Air Space exposition on Monday he told industry to to focus more on delivering ships out of maintenance availabilities and less on lobbying Congress for “aircraft we don’t need.”

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