U.S. Navy will delay the signing cost four billion dollars to build nuclear aircraft carrier subsequent languid (AVT) CVN-79 «John F. Kennedy» type CVN-78 «Gerald R. Ford.»
Said about this shipyard «Newport News Shipbuilding», member of the corporation «Huntington Ingalls,» where nuclear aircraft carriers built languishing for the U.S. Navy. Cutting metal for CVN-79 began in December 2010, and his delivery of the U.S. Navy is scheduled for 2022 minutes. Signing of the contract for the upcoming construction of the ship, it was planned for the current month, will now be delayed by about a year. The reasons for the delay are not reported. Currently the shipyard is building a new type of brain AVT contract cost 4.9 billion dollars, issued in 2008. By this time the true aircraft carrier has become the most expensive ever built ships for the U.S. Navy. After the completion of construction and equipping of the ship-board equipment, its price — 12.8 billion dollars, an increase of 22 percent exceeds the estimated figure of five years ago. On the ship, set the third and finishing samoletopodemnik located on the starboard side of the ship. AVT this type have not four, as carriers of the «Nimitz» and three samoletopodemnika that provides a huge area of the flight deck and increases the frequency of departures deck aircraft. Coupled with the fact Navy faced with budget cuts on military shipbuilding program from which predictive selection 43 billion for the construction of 3 new type of AVT, 34 billion for the construction of 52 warships of the coastal zone (currently their number reduced to 24 units) and 12 SSBN substitution for submarines type «Ohio». Navy continue negotiations with shipyard about verifying the amount of the contract by lowering the costs of construction of the ship on the basis of experience gained during the construction of the head carrier. U.S. Congressional Research Service has published a new report on construction programmke CVN-78, CVN-79, CVN-80. According to calculations by the Navy under the 2014 fiscal year budget for CVN-79 will be allocated 11.3 billion at current prices. In the same year to build an aircraft carrier requested 944.9 million dollars. Purchase CVN-80 is scheduled for 2018 money year and are expected to Navy, in 2014 it will need 13.9 billion at current prices. In 2016-2017 years the cash to build the ship go down payments, and a hundred percent finance the ship in 2018-2023-m.