How to get your ship back online after a power outage
Posted On August 3, 2021
A small but growing group of U.S. military and civilian contractors have begun phasing out all of their power equipment following a power outages in the Pacific.
In a statement to CNBC on Thursday, the Pentagon said that it was “aware of several instances in which equipment, including critical weapons systems, has been lost or compromised and we are taking immediate action to remedy the situation.”
The statement did not name the contractors who were affected.
In late March, a power failure forced more than 1,200 contractors to shut down and reduce production of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet, which accounts for about one-quarter of the U.N. force.
The jet is a joint venture between Lockheed Martin Corp. and Boeing Co., the largest U.A.E. contractor.
The Navy has been the biggest beneficiary of the power cuts.
The navy is the nation’s largest supplier of power, with about 70 percent of its equipment and services provided by its Navy and Marine Corps.
In January, the Navy announced a $2 billion incentive program to help businesses cut costs and increase efficiency in the wake of the shutdowns.
The Navy said the money would go to businesses who could not find contractors.