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Navy formally exploring two-aircraft carrier block buy for CVN-80 and CVN-81

By Jason Sherman  
August 5, 2016 at 2:30 PM
The Navy is formally investigating the possibility of a two-aircraft carrier block buy -- lashing procurement of CVN-80 and CVN-81 together across more than a decade -- as part of an effort to identify potential options for reducing the total price tag for new Ford-class mega warships, according to the service. The Navy outlined this potential option, along with others the service is considering to reduce end-costs of new aircraft carriers within mandated cost caps, in a report to Congress...

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