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US lawmaker monitoring elevator woes on new aircraft carrier

10th January 2019 - 10:00 GMT | by Marc Selinger in Washington, DC


The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) has pledged to keep a close eye on US navy efforts to fix the advanced weapons elevators on the first Ford-class aircraft carrier (CVN-78).

Sen James Inhofe, an Oklahoma Republican, said that while the navy told him that technical problems with all 11 elevators would be resolved by September, he has asked the service to give him monthly updates on the issue until the $13 billionUSS Gerald R Ford is fully operational

Inhofe said he wants to avoid further delays for CVN-78. Built by Huntington Ingalls Industries’

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Marc Selinger


Marc Selinger

Marc is a freelance contributor to Shephard Media's news streams, with decades of experience writing …

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