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Problems with USS Ford's MTGs will push delivery date into 2017

03 November 2016

The US Navy (USN) acknowledged that delivery of the USS Gerald R Ford (CVN 78) will not occur in 2016 as the navy must determine the cause of problems with two main turbine generators (MTGs) on the next-generation aircraft carrier.

The USN has been working to determine the root cause of the problem, and how to fix and prevent recurrence of these issues.

The problem with the MTGs is an isolated incident, Vice Admiral Thomas Moore, commander Naval Sea Systems Command, said on 2 November, at the Washington, DC, Navy Yard.

"We are just about done getting through root cause analysis and putting some fixes in place and I expect us to be back in testing in the next couple of weeks, Vice Adm Moore said.

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