The U.S. Navy Let Me Aboard Their Most Powerful Aircraft Carrier Ever

| April 10, 2019

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Ford seems to be delivering on the promise of a more efficient carrier that will take naval aviation into the future. Fordwhich is based on the Nimitz-class hull form—restores weight and stability margins by reconfiguring the ship’s interior, though she displaces roughly 100,000-tons just like the CVN-68 class (Indeed, one officer noted that while a sea, Ford is much more sporty than the Nimitz thanks to her prodigious horsepower and reconfigured interiors). But more importantly, Ford adds improved survivability measures while reducing manning and maintenance requirements. If all of Navy’s projections are realized, the service will save $4 billion in total ownership costs over the life of the ship. The United States Navy will commission the first of a new generation of aircraft carriers into service today. The future USS Gerald R. Ford ​(CVN-78) will represent the future of naval aviation and will be the most advanced and capable aircraft carrier ever built.

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