Lawmakers Propose Raising Ford-Class Aircraft Carrier Cost Cap By $1.2 Billion

By Lee Hudson, Olga Belogolova / May 21, 2013 at 7:11 PM
A House subcommittee is recommending raising the cost cap on the Navy's Ford-class aircraft carrier by $1.2 billion, pushing the total cost of the project to $12.9 billion, according to a draft of the subcommittee's fiscal year 2014 defense authorization mark released today. The House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee notes the escalating costs of both the Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier and the Ohio-class replacement ballistic missile submarine programs, raising concerns that the Navy will not be...

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive, behind-the-scenes reporting on defense policy and procurement.

Log in to access this content.