I’m curious if there’s a way to speed up Bougainville. And if additional funds will be appropriated by Congress to speed up the next ship. Not sure funds are enough to speed up America class construction. I get there’s a whole building capacity issue.
Not much way to do it without either slowing down Ford-class carrier construction or Virginia-class submarine construction. Columbia-class submarine construction is pretty much locked in and cannot be slowed down.
Sorry Safiel, why do I think you’d want us to slow down Ford class construction? The building infrastructure I’m not too on top of, but I know we need the Columbia and Virginia stuff to keep moving. Virginia is already behind.
It’s a gator freighter, ie: carries marine assault units & gear, and deploys them via helos, mike boats & LCACs. She can handle the harrier jump jets and the F35 fighters, so she could be used as a light carrier in a pinch.