Investing in carriers and decommissioning cruisers: Del Toro on FY-24 budget priorities

By Audrey Decker / December 5, 2022 at 10:15 AM
SIMI VALLEY, CA -- In addition to prioritizing its major acquisition programs, the Navy will make material investments for future Ford-class aircraft carriers in its fiscal year 2024 budget request and ask Congress to let the service decommission more cruisers. After the Navy’s first-in-class aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) returned from its “mini-deployment” in November, Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro said he’s working with the service’s acquisition team to ensure that Ford’s lessons learned translate into the next three...

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