The U.S. Navy's new aircraft carrier is the most advanced in the world, carrying more aircraft and weapons than ever before.
The USS Gerald R. Ford is $13 billion futuristic ship complete with a gigantic flight deck and a new electromagnetic system to launch aircraft.
The state-of-the-art tech and operational systems mean aircraft will be able to take off faster to get to the fight quicker.
At 1,100 feet, the new Ford carrier is about the size of three football fields.
Built by Huntington Ingalls Industries, the Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is the first new aircraft carrier design since USS Nimitz (CVN 68) – that’s the first new design in about 40 years.
The Navy has ordered three of these Ford-class carriers -combined price tag approximately $42 billion – and this is the first.
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