U.S. Navy Looks To Cut Carrier Costs

By Michael Fabey
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
October 28, 2013

With sequestration putting a crimp on most of the Pentagon's major military programs, the U.S. Navy continues to whittle away at the costs of building its next-generation aircraft carriers.

Scrutiny is being focused on the CVN-78 Gerald Ford, the lead ship of a class of new carriers that includes a set of major technologies such as an electromagnetic aircraft launch system (Emals), dual-band radar (DBR) and advanced aircraft landing arresting gear.

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