US Navy's newest $12.9bn supercarrier doesn't work: Most expensive warship ever built 'struggles with jets taking off and landing' according to internal memo as delivery is delayed again

  • $12.9 billion warship, the USS Gerald R. Ford, is not ready for combat, the Department of Defense says
  • The massive 'supercarrier' is the most expensive Navy warship ever built and is due to be commissioned this year
  • The ship delivery is scheduled for November, more than two years late of its original date of September 2014 
  • A government memo says 'poor or unknown reliability issues' are behind the latest roll out problems with the ship