Carrier delays concern industry members, Congress

By Abby Shepherd / March 20, 2024 at 12:02 PM
(Editor's Note: This story has been updated to include a quote from analyst Bryan Clark.) With the newly released fiscal year 2025 budget pushing procurement of the fifth Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier (CVN-82) back by two years from FY-28 to FY-30, members of the shipbuilding industrial base are sounding the alarm about the potential ramifications. Industry representatives and members of Congress gathered at the Aircraft Carrier Industrial Base Coalition’s congressional breakfast Wednesday to discuss the state of aircraft...

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