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Program Executive Officer

Aircra& Carriers
State of the Carrier Program

RADM Tom Moore


17 March 2015
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First of Class Comments


Procurement nightmare
The Navys billion-dollar hole in the water
Another example of the Navy driving itself to
the poor house in a Cadillac.

60 ships later..DDG 51 is doing pretty well!!


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GERALD R. FORD (CVN 78)


Ship Construction
Aug 2011

January 2013

Construction
status

March 2013

Island landing.

May 2013
Hull structure
complete.

August 2013
Hull painting
complete.

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October 2013
Dry dock flooding complete.

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My Favorite Headline

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GERALD R. FORD Class


The Future is Now

The Future is Now


The GERALD R. FORD Class brings new
improvements over the Nimitz class, including:
Increased flexibility
Nearly 3 times the electric plant capacity
Restored weight and stability service life
allowances
Increased capability
33% increase in Sortie Generation Rates
Increased space for flight deck operations
and aircraft maintenance
Increased affordability
Reduced manning and 20% reduction in
maintenance costs
Designed for 43-month maintenance cycle
and 12-year docking intervals

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GERALD R. FORD (CVN 78)


Current State
Accomplishments

Status
99% design complete

98% material procured


87% ship construction complete
957 of 2608 compartments turned over to crew (37%)
9.4 million of 9.8 million feet of cable installed
37% overall shipboard testing complete
Current EAC = $12,887M (at cost cap)

9 of 9 new design air conditioning plants operational


4 of 11 Advanced Weapons Elevators (AWEs) in test
Catapult installation on track (2 of 4 complete)
Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG)
Major components received
Installation behind schedule
Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS)
Shipboard testing started on schedule, Aug 2014
8 of 12 motor generators energized
Catapult testing started 16 Dec 2014, testing on schedule
All Dual Band Radar (DBR) components received and installed
Propulsion Plant

Power units loaded


Electric plant energized and operational

Upcoming Key Events

Apr 2015:
Jun 2015:
Aug 2015:
Nov 2015:

EMALS shuttle movement (no load testing) begins


EMALS deadload Testing begins
Crew move aboard
Combat Systems Trial Rehearsal

Construction supports March 2016 Delivery. Closely managing remaining test risks.
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Historical CVN Construction


Man-Hours
CVN 78 Class
Capabilities
33% greater Sortie
Generation Rate
Survivability and
Damage Control
improvements
Increased magazine
and JP-5 storage
Greater Operational
Availability
Nearly 3X electric
plant capacity
Restoration of Service
Life Allowances
$4B Reduced Total
Ownership Cost

CVN 79 TO-GO
(UNEXPENDED)
+ COST CHALLENGES

CARRIER CONSTRUCTION RETURNING TO HISTORICAL LEVELS FOR MORE CAPABLE SHIP


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John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) Status


Description
Modified repeat of CVN 78, and second ship of the Gerald R. Ford class
Force structure replacement for USS NIMITZ (CVN 68)

Construction Preparation (CP)


Long lead material procurement since FY07
Engineering / cost savings analyses; build strategy changes
Advance construction since FY11
662 units under contract; 570 units started; 405 complete
100% Product Model roll-over complete
~95% of direct-buy material under contract

Detail Design & Construction (DD&C))

All Remaining construction units (1,109 Total)


All Remaining erectables (452 Total)
All Remaining construction material
Manhours for integration and testing

Key Construction Milestones


Keel: Sep 2015; Launch: Feb 2020; Delivery: Jun 2022

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NAVSEA: Statement A: Approved for Release. Distribution is unlimited.

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DONT FORGET ABOUT THE NIMITZ CLASS


NIMITZ-Class: 500 total carrier-years, serving over 84 years, from 1975 unGl 2059
Only 48% through the service life of the NIMITZ Class - 260 carrier-years remaining.
FORD-Class: 10 carriers, serving 2016 unGl 2110
CVN 78

CVN 80

Years of
Service
Life

RCOH
-20.0

-10.0

0.0

10.0

20.0

30.0

40.0

50.0

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