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Friday, June 19, 2015

Icebergs ahead for expensive US, UK aircraft carrier projects

Wouldn't trust Australia to build a canoe? Check out the problems the United States is having with its new $17bn aircraft carrier.

For $US17 billion a pop ($US13 billion if somebody else is paying for the research and development costs) you’d expect some big bangs for your buck.

In the case of the US Navy’s latest and most advanced supercarrier, the glossy brochure certainly makes the promises.

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