Courtney: Navy to purchase CVN-80, CVN-81 in dual-buy format, saving $4B

By Justin Katz  
January 4, 2019 at 4:03 PM
After several years of planning and discussions, the Defense Department notified Congress last week that it would pursue a two-ship buy of the third and fourth Gerald Ford-class aircraft carriers, a move that will save an estimated $4 billion, a congressman overseeing Navy shipbuilding told Inside Defense . That is $1.5 billion more than what Navy officials previously projected the service could save by purchasing the Enterprise (CVN-80) and the unnamed CVN-81 in a dual-buy format. House Armed Services seapower...

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