The upfront cost of a Ford-class carrier was supposed to be modestly more than its predecessor, the Nimitz class. It was supposed to be able to generate a significantly higher number of sorties over any given time period. Its lifecycle cost was supposed to be less than that of the Nimitz, and it was supposed to be able to operate with 1,200 fewer crew members.
Instead, the cost for the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) has gone from $10.5 billion to over $15 billion by 2024 (the last Nimitz carrier cost $6.2 billion). And a recent operational trial casts severe doubt on the claim the Ford will be able to generate 30 percent more sorties than a Nimitz….
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