How is NAVSEA’s part of the Optimized Fleet
Readiness Plan (OFRP) progressing?
MOORE: OFRP has three purposes: One, is to create a
surgeready force as needed. Two, it is to sustain a rota
tional force like we typically have. Three, it is designed
to get ships and submarines out to their designed service
life. We put the maintenance at the beginning of the cycle
in recognition that if you don’t do the maintenance prop
erly it is hard to have either a surge or a rotational force.
We’re in the early stages. When we start delivering the
carriers on time, the promises of OFRP will be a lot easier
for us to meet. Even though we’ve run late on some of
these availabilities, it is delivering ships and submarines
that will reach their expected service life.
Is NAVSEA pushing ahead with remote monitoring of ship systems and condition-based
MOORE: You can’t get to reduced manning if you don’t
introduce some sort of remote monitoring for ship sys
tems. New ships today — Zumwalt, LCS [the littoral
combat ship], Ford — are designed with systems that
allow you to monitor and, in some classes, operate the
entire ship from one place. On the maintenance side, we
have been doing conditionbased maintenance for quite
some time. On carriers, for example, about 80 percent
of the maintenance we do is conditionbased and about
20 percent is traditional timebased maintenance — you
know, change the oil on your car every 5,000 miles.
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The wrap and scaffolding continues to be removed from the superstructure of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt
as it completes its scheduled Planned Maintenance Period in San Diego Oct. 17. Vice Adm. Thomas J. Moore, commander
of Naval Sea Systems Command, said, “We’re working hard [to get] Theodore Roosevelt out on time in December.”