GAO: Follow-on Ford-class carriers at risk of cost cap breach

By Justin Katz  
May 10, 2019 at 12:26 PM
A government watchdog is warning of future cost cap breaches in the Navy's Gerald Ford-class aircraft carriers despite the service's efforts to increase construction efficiencies and strike a multiship buy estimated to save $4 billion. "Costs for CVN-79 are also likely to increase as a result of optimistic cost and labor targets, putting the ship at risk of exceeding its $11.4 billion cost cap," a new Government Accountability Office report published this week states. The reason for that is the...

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