The Resource Defense acquisitions : Navy faces challenges constructing the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford within budget : report to the Ranking Minority Member, Subcommittee on Seapower and Expeditionary Forces, Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives

Defense acquisitions : Navy faces challenges constructing the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford within budget : report to the Ranking Minority Member, Subcommittee on Seapower and Expeditionary Forces, Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives

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Defense acquisitions : Navy faces challenges constructing the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford within budget : report to the Ranking Minority Member, Subcommittee on Seapower and Expeditionary Forces, Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives
Title
Defense acquisitions
Title remainder
Navy faces challenges constructing the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford within budget : report to the Ranking Minority Member, Subcommittee on Seapower and Expeditionary Forces, Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives
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Navy faces challenges constructing the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford within budget
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eng
Summary
As a result of a substantial investment of time and money, the Navy has reduced the risks associated with a number of essential technologies, including the nuclear propulsion and electric plant. At this time, several technical risks that could lead to increased construction costs and potentially result in capability reductions still remain. In particular, the electromagnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS), the advanced arresting gear, and the dual band radar face key tests with little margin for resolving problems before they begin to disrupt the optimal CVN 78 construction schedule and increase ship costs. If key systems arrive late, more labor cost may be incurred because of inefficient work-arounds and schedule delays. EMALS and the advanced arresting gear are vital to meeting key capabilities and must be delivered to the shipyard on time to maintain the construction schedule. The dual band radar enables a smaller island structure on the deck of the carrier, facilitating the ship s increased sortie generation rate. All three systems have experienced schedule delays because of technical and other challenges. Demanding tests lay ahead for all three systems: " In November 2007, the EMALS program will begin testing a production-representative system, including a critical generator component that will be field-tested for the first time. " Land-based testing of a dual band radar prototype is expected to begin in December 2008, but will not demonstrate full power output critical to meeting requirements. Specific testing has not yet been planned for all carrier-unique capabilities, including a number of air traffic control scenarios. " Testing of the advanced arresting gear, including, for the first time, the software control system, is scheduled to begin in 2008
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DTICE
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federal national government publication
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illustrations
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Fracnis, Paul L
  • Zuckerstein, Karen
  • Beradi, Lisa L
  • Moldafsky, Diana
  • Scwhzart, Moshe
  • Weir, Alyssa Bartlett
  • United States
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Aircraft carriers
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Defense acquisitions : Navy faces challenges constructing the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford within budget : report to the Ranking Minority Member, Subcommittee on Seapower and Expeditionary Forces, Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives
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  • Title from title screen (viewed on May 13, 2008)
  • "August 2007."
  • Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
  • "GAO-07-866."
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
ii, 52 pages
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: Internet from GAO web site. Address as of 5/13/08: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d07866.pdf ; current access available via PURL
Label
Defense acquisitions : Navy faces challenges constructing the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford within budget : report to the Ranking Minority Member, Subcommittee on Seapower and Expeditionary Forces, Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on May 13, 2008)
  • "August 2007."
  • Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
  • "GAO-07-866."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ii, 52 pages
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: Internet from GAO web site. Address as of 5/13/08: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d07866.pdf ; current access available via PURL

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