Yes, It’s An “Isolated Incident”…

…it’s isolated the ship in dry dock

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.

Seems to me we’ve got some reeeeeeeeeeeeeeally expensive toys of late that ain’t quick working out the way they were supposed to.

8 Responses to “Yes, It’s An “Isolated Incident”…”

  1. Gunslinger says:

    Here’s some more high tech toys that should be covered under the “Lemon Law”.

  2. Kathy Kinsley says:

    I think I’d look into possible sabotage, just on general principles.

  3. Mr. Bingley says:

    Sabotage sure sounds sexy but my money is on incompetence.

  4. Mark Reardon says:

    Go with incompetence. I know the torpedo doors on the Ohio (1st Ohio class boomer) would not open all the way and had to be fixed after launch. I knew the very embarrassed 22 year old shipfitter who did it wrong the 1st time.

  5. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Mr. Bingley, you are probably correct, but nothing should be ruled out nowadays.

    “Just because you are paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you…”

  6. Michael Lonie says:

    “Once is accident, twice is coincidence, three times is enemy action.”

    Unless you are a counterespionage specialist like the late, great James Jesus Angleton, in which case your motto is: one time is enemy action.

  7. JeffS says:

    Littoral combat ships …. bah!!! Good money wasted on a bad idea, with crappy engineering and poor construction on top.

    Arthur C. Clarke was so on poin that it’s terrifyingt …

  8. Kathy Kinsley says:

    @JeffS: Yeah – “Superiority” is a classic — I actually re-read it about a month ago in a collection.

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