Inside the Navy - December 3, 2018

Geurts: Final decision on two-carrier buy will come by the end of the year

By Justin Katz  
November 30, 2018 at 2:34 PM
The Navy expects to decide whether it should pursue a two-aircraft-carrier buy of CVN-80 and CVN-81 by the end of this month, according to the service's top acquisition official. Navy acquisition executive Hondo Geurts detailed the time line last week at a Senate Armed Services seapower subcommittee hearing. He appeared alongside Vice Adm. William Merz, the Navy's top requirements officer, and Marine Corps Lt. Gen. David Berger, deputy commandant for combat development and integration. Geurts said he projects that if...

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