“Gerald R. Ford”, US Navy’s $12.8 billion aircraft carrier!!!


Have you seen “Gerald R. Ford”, US Navy’s $12.8 billion aircraft carrier yet? This aircraft carrier is 1100 ft. long and measures the weight of more than 90000 TC. So far it’s the one and only in the nuclear-powered ships class. Gerald R. Ford class is a class of supercarriers currently being built to replace some of the United States Navy’s existing Nimitz-class carriers. The new vessels will have a hull similar to the Nimitz carriers, but will introduce technologies developed since the initial design of the previous class (such as the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System), as well as other design features intended to improve efficiency and operating costs, including reduced crew requirement.

The first ship of the class, USS Gerald R. Ford, has hull number CVN-78! The capability of its platform is increased: there are 3 aircraft elevators, separate helicopter landing pad, and electromagnetic catapult system able to launch 25% more fight missions. With all these facts we are not surprised that this super-carrier will be equipped to launch around 220 airstrikes a day!! The best thing is that it is virtually undetectable for the enemy’s eye. CVN-78 was launched in November, 2013. There are two more ships, John F.Kennedy and Enterprise, that will be launched in 2018 and 2023, and they say that there are gonna be total of eleven ships eventually! Cool?
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