Meet the US Navy’s new $13 billion aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford

USS Gerald R. Ford, seen here in a combination model and live shot photo.

The Ford-class design is the first major aircraft carrier update since the Nimitz-class was commissioned in 1975.

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  • J. C.

    Looks impressive… But can it fall down a flight of stairs??? 😉

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Chevy Chase is still an asshole.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      I hope it doesn’t keep bumping into things.

  • ontario john

    I hope it has trans gender washrooms and a diversity office.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I thought the Village People took care of that forty years ago.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Each one will have more combat aircraft than most nations on earth.

  • Gary

    It uses about 1500 less crews and the launch system is magnetic with no steams to guess the force needed to send it off.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    I remember when some congressman was having a fit back when the old Nimitz Class carriers (30-years ago) cost a billion WITHOUT the aircraft.
    We got a lot of use of of the Nimitz Class, let’s hope these last as long.

  • nagjon