Revised Ford-class program price tag wipes out at least half of expected block-buy savings

By Jason Sherman / September 28, 2022 at 2:44 PM
The projected price tag for the Navy's next-generation aircraft carrier effort increased by more than $2 billion over the last two years, wiping out half of the savings the Ford-class program hoped to harvest though bundling the acquisition of a third-and-fourth warship. In a new report to Congress, the Navy last week revealed the estimated cost for the CVN-78 program is now $58.9 billion, up from $56.8 billion when the service last provided lawmakers a tally of the project’s total...

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