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Bloomberg: Navy’s $12.9 Billion Carrier Falls Further Behind Schedule
* Latest delay, until November, makes it more than 2 years late
* USS Gerald R. Ford will return Navy’s fleet to 11 carriers
The USS Gerald R. Ford -- the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier and the costliest U.S. warship at $12.9 billion -- won’t be delivered until at least November, more than two years late.
“During the ongoing testing of developmental systems” on the carrier built by Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc., “first-of-class issues are continuing to be resolved,” according to a Navy statement provided Tuesday to Bloomberg News. “The current estimated delivery date is in November 2016. If additional issues arise during the remaining shipboard testing, that date may need to be revised.”
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