‘We’re going to have to go through a lot of pain’: The new armory that was built for the Navy
Posted On July 12, 2021
The Navy will eventually have to build a new armories to house the armory’s equipment and supplies.
The service says it will spend about $50 million to rebuild the armories and other equipment and create another 600 jobs.
“It’s going to be a lot more complicated,” said Capt. Robert G. Lehnert, a Navy spokesman.
“It’s not going to look like the old armories.”
The Navy says it was unable to keep up with rising costs.
The Navy had to replace nearly 1,000 armories between 2013 and 2018.
A small portion of the new armors will be built at the shipyard, but the rest will be made at a different facility.
The shipyard is still using a large, dry storage facility.
The new armoring was built to house about 30,000 pieces of ammunition.
The Navy also plans to open a new shipyard in 2020 in the Gulf of Mexico.
The new shipyards will be able to meet the Navy’s requirement to be able keep up in peacetime with the rapid changes in the military.