Navy Should Delay Next Carrier Amid troubles, GAO Auditors

Navy Should Delay Next Carrier Amid troubles, GAO Auditors

Huntington Ingalls via Bloomberg

The gallery deck to flight deck bridge assembly is moved into place on the Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier in October 2012. The Navy estimates the vessel’s total cost, to include one-time engineering, detailed design and construction already has climbed about 18 percent in four years to $12.3 billion, according to Defense Department data.