Naval Warfare

Carrier criticisms lead US Navy troubles

7th June 2018 - 14:15 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in London


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The second in class of the Gerald R Ford nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), is likely to exceed its $11.4 billion cost estimate.

According to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, released on 6 June, the CVN 79 has ‘similar weaknesses’ in its business ...

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