Research and Development to save Costs on Future Carriers

  title={Research and Development to save Costs on Future Carriers},
    We now turn to our final set of research questions regarding CVN 77 design and construction: • First, are there technologies and applications-engineering processes not now used by builders of Navy ships that might reduce the life-cycle costs of CVN 77, earlier Nimitz-class ships, or the CVX class? • If there are, and in view of the potential for cost reduction, how much of an R&D investment should be made to permit the adaptation of those technologies and processes for CVN 77? Nimitz-class… CONTINUE READING