The next Ford-class aircraft carrier, John F. Kennedy, will be delivered to the Navy in 2025, one year later than previously projected.

The delay was caused by the Navy's decision to alter the ship's Post Shakedown Availability (PSA).

The Navy is implementing a strategy to pull baseline work from the PSA into the construction period to provide more capability at ship delivery.

The altered schedule will ensure Kennedy is ready to deploy to the Indo-Pacific region.

To support the added duration and incorporation of new systems, additional funding is required for engineering and logistics products.

In 2020, the Navy switched from pursuing a dual-phase delivery for Kennedy to a single-phase delivery.

The goal of the dual-phase delivery was to save the Navy money on construction schedules and avoid significant overlap.

The revised strategy maintains the overall 'ready for deployment workups' milestone for CVN 79.

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