Adm. Michael Gilday, chief of naval operations, has released a 28-page document outlining ways to help the U.S. Navy build, train and equip its naval force, strengthen integrated deterrence and develop warfighting advantages.
Navigation Plan 2022 aligns with the Secretary of the Navy’s Vision and the 2022 National Defense Strategy and lists six force design imperatives to maintain credible deterrence as the service builds the future force, the Navy said Tuesday.
These imperatives are expanding distance; leveraging deception; hardening defense; increasing distribution; ensuring delivery; generating decision advantage.
According to the document, the Navy’s priority investments are delivering on these imperatives, including investments in hypersonic weapons, long-range precision fires and space-based capabilities.
“We must move decisively to modernize U.S. naval power as we maintain readiness and a forward posture that keeps America and our Allies safe and prosperous,” said Gilday.
“The Navy is adopting a more continuous, iterative force design process to focus our modernization efforts and accelerate the capabilities we need to maintain our edge in this critical decade and beyond,” he added.