Skip to comments.Pentagon Mulls Buying 2 Ford-Class Supercarriers at Once (Kennedy and Enterprise)
Posted on 10/24/2018 1:26:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is continuing to evaluate a proposal put forward by the U.S. Navy to procure two nuclear-powered Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers under one contract as a cost- and time-saving measure.
We are conducting an evaluation to ensure we have the warfighting capabilities to compete and win, U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan was quoted as saying by Bloomberg News on October 19. Any decision will factor in strengthening the industrial base and delivering best value for taxpayers.
While U.S. Congress approved the block procurement in the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, U.S. ship maker Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS), the Ford-class builder, has far failed to meet the U.S. Navys cost-cutting requirements. According to one U.S. Navy estimate, the service would save around $2.5 billion with a single buy....
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A twofer should give putin and xi a few sleepless nights.
Can’t the Navy come up with some original carrier names?
Ford is making aircraft carriers.
Probably have Ecoboost engines.
Which Kennedy? Jack or Splash.
They still haven’t got the bugs outa the Ford.
Always cheaper by the dozen.
>>>>>. The one after that can be named after Trump <<<<
The 1st SpaceCraft Carroer should be named after him.
I’m liking the USS Donald J. Trump.
I that a nice ring to it.
Enterprise is an excellent name and should be carried on in the next generation.
I don’t think our 15 million invaders and the next 15 million invaders will be stopped by an aircraft carrier.
BUILD THE WALL & stop the invasion.
No pun intended?
Meanwhile, we’re being colonized and conquered from within by tens of millions of invaders from south of the border.
May as well name these carriers after Jim Acosta and Jorge Ramos.
As long as we’re at it, it would seem to make sense to pick up a dozen or so hunter-killer subs for whatever use could be found for them...
Which Kennedy? Jack or Splash.
= = =
The one after that can be named after Trump.
Only if he stops the invasion.
If he doesn’t there won’t be any need for them.
They sound like they are overrevving, overloaded, overtaxed, and ready to go BOOM any second?
Maybe the USS The Wall?
Keep Enterprise. We've had a carrier with that name dating from 1936-1947 and then with CVN 65 from '61-'17.
She would be the 9th ship named Enterprise.
The Navy likes tradition, usually. Look for a Lexington, Saratoga, Essex and Constellation. I don’t think Dubya is getting an aircraft carrier and Jimmy Carter already has a submarine. Maybe they can find a garbage scow or oiler to name after Mr. Obama.
Not to hijack the thread, but Mrs abb & I toured the National Naval Air Museum in Pensacola yesterday, and they have several artifacts from CV-6 Enterprise. Will make chill bumps rise on your arms...
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