Cost overruns, delivery delays affect John Lewis-class oilers

By Linda Hersey / June 9, 2023 at 10:54 AM
Plans for delivering the next five John Lewis-class fleet replenishment oilers are delayed between 22 months and two and a half years because of shipyard challenges, according to the Government Accountability Office's latest annual weapon system assessment report . “Shipyard workforce issues are at the center of these delays,” according to the report, issued Thursday. “According to the program office, the shipyard reported recruitment and retention challenges exacerbated by an increase in retirements,” the report continues. “The program office stated...

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