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Future Of Navy Fleet Threatened By Underfunding, Says Top Admiral

September 20 2019

South Africa

The South African navy will lose its frigate and submarine capabilities over the next few years if it is not funded appropriately, says the head of the service, as cited by Defence Web (South Africa). The navy is currently only funded to conduct about half of the 12,000 at-sea hours per year necessary to keep its personnel and vessels operational, said Vice Adm. Mosiwa Hlongwane. Vessel maintenance and repair is also significantly underfunded, with only US$29 million allocated...

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