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Re: In Cummings elation did he happen to mention the cost over runs?
A 2018-dated article I found totals the over runs at $2.4 billion, and that includes the recent elevator trouble correcting. $2.4 billion is roughly the anticipated price of a Flight III Arleigh Burke class destroyer. As far as wear and tear on the force, you'll need to go out there and read of all the other carrier breakdowns which have also happened, also straining any that are working. At one point recently, only one carrier on the Atantic coast was deployable. Old ships break down more frequently...
We will indeed see if this ship ends up saving money, but if you read the article, fewer crew, easier aircraft refuleing, easier arresting gear maintenace...off to a promising start...
Sorry this is an info-mercial. What did cost over runs really cost The Navy ? And what about the active fleet? What about the wear tear on it because of her delay ? Does that not cost dollars as well?
We will see if all the technology generates enhanced combat capability with cost savings or more expensive maintenance bills and for same combat capability or less? Combat and cost savings are just not ever partners.
The ultimate aircraft carrier that was obsolete before it hit the water because of Navy doing or not doing. Wonder how many millions were invested in those weapons elevators instead of lasers that would have protected the whole fleet. Talk about priorities.
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