Navy Ford (CVN-78) Class Aircraft Carrier Program: Background and Issues for Congress
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
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The Navys proposed FY2009 budget requested 2,712 million in procurement funding for CVN-78, the first ship in the Gerald R. Ford CVN-78 class of aircraft carriers, which was earlier known as the CVN-21 class. Although CVN-78 was procured in FY2008, the Navys budget includes procurement funding for the ship in FY2009, FY2010, and FY2011. The Navys proposed FY2008 budget also requested 1,214 million in advance procurement funding for CVN-79, the second ship in the class, which the Navy wants to procure in FY2012. The Navys estimated procurement costs for CVN-78 and CVN-79 are about 10.5 billion and 9.2 billion, respectively. This report will be updated as events warrant.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
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