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  •  Ford and Kennedy.... (0+ / 0-)

    The post mentions that the carrier Gerald Ford is under construction at at an estimated cost of $12 billion.

    But work has already begun on yet another carrier -- the John F. Kennedy. God knows how much that will end up costing.

    These ships have an estimated service lives of 40-50 years, so there is the additional cost of maintenance and repair over 50 years.

    •  ...and don't be confused... (4+ / 0-)

      ...by the headline on this post. The Navy is NOT arguing against  new bajillion dollar ships. The post refers to one lonely captain writing an article about the subject. I doubt there is a single serving admiral in the Navy who is actually arguing against new carriers.

      Oh, and planning is underway for yet another new carrier, to be called the Enterprise.

    •  USS JFK probably will be less (0+ / 0-)

      The Ford, as the lead ship in the class and with a brand new reactor to boot, was far more prone to cost overruns than the Kennedy will be, most likely.

      Those who support banning cocaine are no better than those who support banning cheeseburgers

      by EthrDemon on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 11:19:54 AM PDT

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