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The U.S. Navy says it won't make changes to new landing gear for fighter jets aboard newly built aircraft carriers despite initial problems and cost overruns.

FOX's Eben Brown reports:

New technology to land naval fighter jets aboard its new class of aircraft carriers has more benefits than drawbacks, according to the Navy, and they'll press ahead with buying and building the equipment.

They say the new landing gear is actually more reliable and requires less maintenance, and that glitches are being worked out. The gear problems have delayed the delivery of the USS Gerald Ford aircraft carrier, which was to have been completed more than two years ago.

It's currently costing nearly $13 billion to build. It was originally priced at $10.5 (billion).

Eben Brown, FOX News.

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