Cobra Judy Replacement ship fails Navy inspection

The Navy has declined to accept the new ship slated to carry the Cobra Judy Replacement radar after a May inspection by the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (NSURV) found multiple failures and inconsistencies, reports

INSURV advised the Navy to hold off acceptance until the ship – built by VT Halter Marine – has undergone repairs and "can be fully re-demonstrated," according to the news organization.

However, the Navy is under a time crunch, as the current Cobra Judy System and radar, which is employed in ballistic missile screening and treaty compliance, is more than 30 years old and is set to be decommissioned in 2012.

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