GAO: Second Ford-class carrier likely to exceed cost estimate

By Nick Wilson / June 8, 2023 at 4:29 PM
As construction of the second ship in the Navy's new line of Ford-class aircraft carriers nears completion, shipbuilders are likely to exceed the vessel's $12.7 billion cost baseline, according to the Government Accountability Office's annual weapon system report . “Program officials stated that they do not expect CVN-79 would require additional funding. However, our analysis shows that, based on current performance, the shipbuilder is unlikely to achieve its cost estimate at completion,” government auditors warn. In 2021, the Navy increased...

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