Navy confident CVN-78 will have all weapons elevators by May 2021

By Mallory Shelbourne / January 16, 2020 at 5:58 PM
The Navy says it's confident the service can finish all 11 of the troubled weapons elevators for the lead ship in the Ford aircraft carrier class by the time the vessel completes its current testing phase. Speaking to reporters today at the Surface Navy Association's annual symposium, Capt. Ron Rutan acknowledged "risk" in the time line, but said the service should have the 11 Advanced Weapons Elevators by May 2021, when the aircraft carrier Gerald Ford (CVN-78) is slated to...

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