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USS Ford Marks 4,000th Aircraft Launch, Recovery; Capt. Kenneth Sterbenz Quoted

USS Ford

The U.S. Navy has recorded the 4,000th aircraft launch and recovery of the USS Gerald R. Ford's Advanced Arresting Gear and Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System. The components are currently undergoing an 18-month post delivery test and trial and is on schedule to complete all requirements prior to its commissioning to the service branch.

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Navy Unveils Affordability Plan for Ford-Class Aircraft Carriers

The U.S. Navy has established an affordability plan that sets its annual budget for new Ford-class aircraft carriers at $25 million beginning 2017 to address concerns over cost overruns, DoD Buzz reported Thursday. Kris Osborn writes that the plan will work to keep spending on the USS Kennedy within the Congress-imposed cap …

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