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You may have heard that there is no easy way to sink an aircraft carrier. In our case, there is almost… no way to sink a modern U.S. Navy carrier!
These expensive and advanced military ships are deployed and operate in every ocean around the globe. That means that it’s really crucial for the U.S. Navy to protect them from potential threats. That’s why they are built and deployed in a way that it’s almost impossible to sink such a vessel.
Without further ado, let’s see how this is achieved. US Aircraft Carries Are Beasts Of The Ocean Considering that U.S. Navy is the biggest in the world, it’s clear that it operates the most advanced and capable aircraft carriers. The American Navy has in total eleven active aircraft carriers.
Although, a lot of people believe there are more than eleven. That’s because they wrongly consider amphibious assault ships as aircraft carriers. The U.S. Navy’s greatest carriers are the Nimitz Class and the Gerald R Ford Class. The Nimitz Class carriers have sailed since 1975 and are currently the second biggest carriers worldwide. It only falls short of the Gerald R Ford Class that holds the record for the biggest aircraft carrier in 2021. It’s capable of carrying over 75 aircraft and is powered by one Bechtel A1B reactor. The Gerald R Ford Class carrier is the worthy subsector of the Nimitz Class. Its single reactor is more convenient and powerful and the vessel is equipped with advanced systems and an array of modern features.
Although, these two carriers are considered the best in the world, the United Kingdom and Japan also operate excellent carriers like the Queen Elizabeth-class and the Shinano, respectively. American Heroes covers military events and missions from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Visit our channel for more military videos:
The U.S. Navy is upgrading its fleet of aircraft carriers with a series of next-generation ships that will be able to accommodate new technologies, including more unmanned, carrier-launched drones.
The new Ford-class aircraft carriers are the first new designs for these types of warships since the USS Nimitz was built in the late 1960s. The sheer size of aircraft carriers, and the number of onboard facilities, earned these ships the nickname of “floating cities.”
The first Ford-class ship, the newly complete USS Gerald R. Ford, will enter the water on Nov. 9, as part of a special christening ceremony. The USS Ford is expected to formally enter service in the U.S. Navy in 2016.
The Ford-class carriers feature a suite of upgraded technologies, including the latest radar systems and more efficient nuclear power plants. The ship also has a larger flight deck than previous designs and three aircraft elevators. These advancements will enable the Ford-class carriers to conduct 25 percent more flight missions than their predecessors, the Nimitz-class warships.
When the USS Ford officially enters service, the ship will also be used to launch drones on missions for the military.
“Unmanned aircraft will certainly be part of our portfolio moving forward — they will not replace manned aircraft but will play an important role,” Rear Adm. Thomas J. Moore, program executive officer for carriers told Military.com.
The USS Ford weighs nearly 100,000 tons, which is equivalent to about 400 Statues of Liberty, according to Newport News Shipbuilding, which constructed the mammoth warship. Once operational, the “floating city” will be home to more than 4,600 service people and up to 75 aircraft.
The new aircraft carrier is also the most efficient ever designed, and is the first to incorporate more onboard electrical power, replacing older steam-powered systems.
“Ten million feet of electrical cable is installed on [the USS] Ford, enough cable to span the distance from Washington, D.C., to Albuquerque, N.M.,” officials at Newport News Shipbuilding said in a statement.
The ships, which represent a new era of American naval power, will be designed to operate for 50 years. The second and third Ford-class aircraft carriers — the USS John F. Kennedy and the USS Enterprise — are expected to enter service in 2025 and 2027, respectively.