US Navy Converting Oil Rigs Into Active Military Bases in Bold New Plan to Arm the Pacific

By Olivia Smith | May 3, 2024

Taiwan and Pacific nations

Following the approval of Congress' latest $95 billion foreign aid package, the U.S. Navy has opted for innovative strategies to counter China in the Pacific, as reported by The Defense Post.

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Within this spending package, $8.1 billion is allocated for Taiwan and Pacific nations, while the Navy intends to repurpose surplus oil rigs into mobile military bases. 

Resupply hubs

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These bases will function as resupply hubs for ships and will double as missile defense systems, as outlined in the report.