GAO: Zumwalt operational capability delayed further, CPS schedule risks emerge

By Nick Wilson / June 8, 2023 at 1:20 PM
(Editor's Note: This story has been updated to include comments from a Navy spokeswoman.) The Navy has postponed the initial operational capability of its Zumwalt-class destroyer program to the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2024 -- more than a year later than the April 2023 IOC target reported in the Government Accountability Office's annual weapon system report . “The DDG-1000 program has adjusted its goal of reaching Initial Operating Capability (IOC) to Q4 FY-24,” Navy spokeswoman Lt. Meagan Morrison...

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