McGarry: Ford-class carriers still on schedule…for now

Officially the Navy says it expects to take delivery of the USS Gerald Ford in November. But it’s also leaving the door open for that date to slip. Brendan McGarry is managing editor of; he’s covering the latest on the carrier program at He discussed the Ford-class schedule on National Defense Week.

Brendan McGarry on National Defense Week

Photo: The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) transits the James River during the ship’s launch and transit to Newport News Shipyard pier three for the final stages of construction and testing. Ford was christened on 9 November 2013, and was under construction at Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipyard, Virginia (USA). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Aidan P. Campbell.

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