• Navy Again Delays Critical Work On USS Gerald Ford

    Navy Again Delays Critical Work On USS Gerald Ford0

    The Navy has again delayed its completion of critical work on the new aircraft carrier the USS Gerald R. Ford, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. James Geurts, Navy acquisitions secretary, announced the delay, saying the primary issue is its new weapons elevators which are magnet-driven rather than by cables on Nimitz-class carriers. The new elevators can lift

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  • Navy to Reconsider Mayport Move0

    The Navy is revisiting its decision to shift a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier from Norfolk to Naval Station Mayport, Fla., in response to the urgent need to trim defense spending. “Within the context of the ongoing Department of Defense strategic and budget reviews, the size of the fiscal adjustments compels us to take a comprehensive strategic review, examining every program element …

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  • Cost of Moving Carrier to Florida Much Lower, GAO Says0

    The total one-time cost to move a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier from Norfolk, Va., to Naval Station Mayport, Fla., is far less than the Navy has estimated — from $258.7 million to $356.0 million vs. the Navy’s $537.6 million estimate — according to a Government Accountability Office report released last week. Florida officials hailed the conclusion, while lawmakers representing Hampton Roads argued that moving a carrier to the northeastern coast of Florida is not warranted no matter the cost …

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