Accession Number : ADA590255


Title :   Navy Ford (CVN-78) Class Aircraft Carrier Program: Background and Issues for Congress


Descriptive Note : Congressional rept.


Corporate Author : LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE


Personal Author(s) : O'Rourke, Ronald


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a590255.pdf


Report Date : 22 Oct 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 70


Abstract : *CVN-78, CVN-79, and CVN-80 are the first three ships in the Navy s new Gerald R. Ford (CVN- 78) class of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers (CVNs). CVN-78 was procured in FY2008. The Navy s proposed FY2014 budget estimates the ship s procurement cost at $12,829.3 million (i.e., about $12.8 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. The Navy did not request any procurement funding for the ship in FY2012 and FY2013. The Navy is requesting $588.1 million in procurement funding in FY2014, and plans to request another $729.0 million in procurement funding in FY2015, to cover cost growth on the ship. CVN-79 is scheduled to be procured in FY2013. The ship received advance procurement funding in FY2007-FY2012, and the Navy plans to fully fund the ship in FY2013-FY2018 using congressionally authorized six-year incremental funding. The Navy s proposed FY2014 budget estimates CVN-79 s procurement cost at $11,338.4 million (i.e., about $11.3 billion) in then-year dollars, and requests $944.9 million in procurement funding for the ship. CVN-80 is scheduled to be procured in FY2018. The Navy s proposed FY2014 budget estimates the ship s procurement cost at $13,874.2 million (i.e., about $13.9 billion) in then-year dollars. Under the Navy s proposed FY2014 budget, the ship is to receive advance procurement funding in FY2016-FY2017 and be fully funded in FY2018-FY2023 using congressionally authorized six-year incremental funding.


Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT CARRIERS , *NAVAL VESSELS , *NUCLEAR POWERED SHIPS , BUDGET ESTIMATES , NAVAL BUDGETS , NAVAL PROCUREMENT


Subject Categories : Marine Engineering


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