Enterprise delay due to supply chain, HII CEO says

By Abby Shepherd / April 4, 2024 at 2:50 PM
Supply chain issues are largely to blame for the potential 18-to-26-month delay facing the future Ford-class aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN-80), HII CEO and President Chris Kastner said today. Delays in the delivery of certain parts, for example, have led to residual delays in shipbuilding. “Fundamentally we’ve got some late material at the bottom of the ship,” Kastner told reporters Thursday. “We can’t erect the ship until we get that done.” “We're also going to be building two aircraft carriers at...

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