A 2016 memo from Michael Gilmore, the Defense Department's director of operational test and evaluation, said the most expensive warship in history continued to struggle launching and recovering aircraft, moving onboard munitions, conducting air traffic control and ship self-defense as recently as previous year.
"We will give our military the tools you need to prevent war", Mr. Trump said in March. The Navy says that will save more than $4 billion over the ship's 50-year lifespan. Taken on her own, the Ford is the most expensive ship of any kind ever built, with a construction cost of almost $13 billion.
The U.S. Navy's new aircraft carrier is billed as "the most advanced in the world" and boasts the ability to carry more aircraft and weapons than any ship before. The ship only requires a crew of 2,600 to operate, 600 less than the Nimitz.
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The Ford class will include two more planned ships, the John F. Kennedy and Enterprise.
"This ship can basically drive itself", Triana said, pointing to a touch-screen navigation display that has replaced the traditional throttle system used to power and steer the US Navy's older carrier classes. "We will win", Trump said.
The Ford-class is designed with a host of improvements over the Nimitz-class that should significantly improve quality-of-life for sailors and reduce maintenance costs for the Navy. The Ford is also the first aircraft carrier to join the fleet since USS George H.W. Bush in 2009.
The warships are being built by Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. The work yet to be completed is expected to cost more than $775 million and take another four years.
Ford still must go through various tests and trials of its cutting-edge technology, including new systems to launch and land fighter jets.