Saturday, September 7, 2013

GAO report slams Navy's new Ford-class aircraft carrier

The USS Gerald R. Ford, the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, won’t be ready for its planned 2016 commissioning due to poor testing, construction delays and cost overruns, a Government Accountability Office review warned Friday.

The ship’s “technical, design, and construction challenges” of the CVN78, the first of three new nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, “have led to significant cost increases and reduced the likelihood that a fully functional ship will be delivered on time,” the GAO said. “The Navy has achieved mixed progress to date developing CVN 78’s critical technologies, such as a system intended to more effectively launch aircraft from the ship.”

Read more >>

0 comments:

Post a Comment

Subscribe To Our Daily Email

Subscribe to the HeadlineClicker.com Daily News Update. It's 100% Free!

We Hate Spam! Really, It's terrible and we never do it.