CNO: Columbia lags accelerated 78-month delivery timeline, not 84-month schedule

By Nick Wilson / April 4, 2023 at 4:53 PM
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday today provided clarification on the delivery schedule for the Columbia-class submarine program, saying the lead boat is approximately 10% behind the Navy's accelerated 78-month delivery schedule, lagging by roughly 7.6 months. Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro initially told lawmakers the program was 10% behind schedule last week during a House Appropriations defense subcommittee hearing -- the first public indication that the program is losing ground on a tight delivery...

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