Navy defends five new technologies on CVN-78 that are target of OSD-directed review

By Lee Hudson / August 31, 2016 at 3:36 PM
The Navy is defending the five new technologies outfitting the next-generation megacarrier the Gerald R. Ford that are targeted in a new review directed by the Pentagon's chief weapons buyer. On Aug. 23, Pentagon weapons chief Frank Kendall sent a memo to Navy Secretary Ray Mabus describing his concern about the scope and impact of key subsystems on the Ford (CVN-78). The memo was first reported by Bloomberg . "With the benefit of hindsight, it was clearly premature to include...

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