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With Only 4 Major Types of Warship Left, Can the U.S. Navy Still Dominate the Seas?

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Gerald R. Ford Aircraft Carrier | uss-cvn-78-gerald-r-ford-aircraft-carrier.png

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18 High-Tech Warships From the Future That Rule the Seas Today

CVN-78 USS Gerald R. Ford (Oct. 11, 2013) Newport News Shipbuilding begins flooding Dry Dock 12 to float the first in class aircraft carrier, Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joshua J. Wahl/Released)

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The Gerald Ford represents the next class of American super carrier. This incredible ship is faster, more powerful and more heavily armed than any fighting ship on the planet. When it comes on line, it will be the last word in power projection and a symbol of the incredible technological skill and power and reach of the United States. Unfortunately, its cost means we may only get one of them while the remainder of the fleet gets older and more decrepit. Only the US could field 14 carrier…

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The deck edge was once lined with encapsulated life rafts, now all removed.

There was never really a need to identify the ship with her name on the island. No other carrier looked like the Big E.

The first Ford-Class and the newest state-of-the-art U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, CVN-78. If transported back in time to WWII, one of these can wipe out the entire Japanese Navy.

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USS Gerald Ford Aircraft Carrier

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Meet the US Navy's new $13 billion aircraft carrier - Page 11

The USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is the most technologically advanced warship ever built. - Page 11

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The super ship fit for a superpower: America unveils details of $13Bil

Power: The USS Gerald R. Ford is the new generation of aircraft carriers capable of launching 220 airstrikes a day

Floating city Aircraft carrier USS Gerald Ford

The USS Gerald R. Ford has been under construction for years. Today, the first-of-its-class carrier will be christened, ushering in an era of high-tech aircraft carriers.

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Meet the US Navy's new $13 billion aircraft carrier - Page 11

The USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is the most technologically advanced warship ever built. - Page 11

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Meet the US Navy's new $13 billion aircraft carrier - Page 11

The USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is the most technologically advanced warship ever built. - Page 11

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Meet the US Navy's new $13 billion aircraft carrier - Page 11

The USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is the most technologically advanced warship ever built. - Page 11

Meet the US Navy's new $13 billion aircraft carrier - Page 11

The USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is the most technologically advanced warship ever built. - Page 11