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Navy Ford (CVN-78) Class Aircraft Carrier Program: Background and Issues for Congress [April 6, 2017]   [open pdf - 6MB]

From the Summary: "CVN-78, CVN-79, CVN-80, and CVN-81 are the first four ships in the Navy's new Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) class of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers (CVNs). CVN-78 was fully funded in prior fiscal years. The Navy's proposed FY2016 budget requests procurement for CVN-79 and advance procurement (AP) funding for CVN-80. CVN-78 was procured in FY2008. The Navy's proposed FY2017 budget estimates the ship's procurement cost at $12,887.0 million (i.e., about $12.9 billion) in then-year dollars. The ship received advance procurement funding in FY2001-FY2007 and was fully funded in FY2008-FY2011 using congressionally authorized four-year incremental funding. To help cover cost growth on the ship, the ship received an additional $1,374.9 million in FY2014-FY2016 in FY2015 in so-called cost-to-complete procurement funding. The Navy's proposed FY2017 budget does not request any additional funding for the ship. The Navy has postponed the ship's delivery date repeatedly to accommodate delays in its construction and testing process. As of January 2017, the ship was scheduled to be delivered to the Navy in April 2017."

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CRS Report for Congress, RS20643
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2017-04-06
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