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Aircraft carrier "Gerald R. Ford" is ready to be launched

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The American shipyard Newport News Shipbuilding has prepared the Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier for launch. Commissioning fleet It is planned for 2015, when, as expected, Gerald Ford will replace the USS Enterprise (CVN-65), which as of 2012 has served in the fleet for more than 50 years. These plans did not materialize, the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) was withdrawn from the fleet on December 1, 2012.


The planned lifespan of Gerald Ford is the same 50 years, the cost of building three aircraft carriers of the new type will be approximately $ 42 billion.







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  1. svp67
    svp67 2 October 2013 11: 47 New
    +1
    That's how I would like that there would not be enough money for his completion ... am You look at the ocean and the sky would be cleaner.
    1. ShturmKGB
      ShturmKGB 2 October 2013 11: 56 New
      11
      Chinese characters in the photo cause a smile)
      1. strannik595
        strannik595 2 October 2013 12: 11 New
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        we envy silently ....... respect to American shipbuilders .... taxpayer money intended for the Department of Defense goes to the address, and not like some, to landscaping Astrakhan dachas and buying antiques .... still I wonder how does such a disproportionate colossus remain stable on the ocean wave and does not roll over with a keel to the sky?
        1. Fornit
          Fornit 2 October 2013 17: 53 New
          +3
          Quote: strannik595
          how such a disproportionate colossus

          You probably wanted to write "asymmetric" ... Proportions there - what you need!
        2. Nitup
          Nitup 2 October 2013 21: 03 New
          +2
          Quote: strannik595
          Still, I wonder how such a disproportionate colossus remains stable on the ocean wave and does not turn over with a keel to the sky?

          Due to the low center of gravity, it does not roll over, like all ships
      2. skif33
        skif33 2 October 2013 12: 14 New
        +1
        I wonder what the name of a similar Chinese project will be. The name of the aircraft carrier itself will definitely be "Mao." wink
      3. rugor
        rugor 2 October 2013 12: 18 New
        +2
        It is clear who follows the topic more than us.
        1. Kibalchish
          Kibalchish 2 October 2013 14: 52 New
          +3
          The Chinese are already quietly drawing drawings bully
    2. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 2 October 2013 21: 16 New
      +3
      Quote: svp67
      That's how I would like that there would not be enough money for his completion ... am You look at the ocean and the sky would be cleaner.


      A truly titanic item. So much iron pounded in there ... it will be a pity when it goes to the bottom laughing
  2. Ingvar 72
    Ingvar 72 2 October 2013 11: 50 New
    +7
    Have a good dive, submarine! Oh, you are not a submarine? Well anyway, successfully plunge!
    1. bomg.77
      bomg.77 2 October 2013 11: 57 New
      +3
      As the saying goes, "The big ship is one small iceberg!"
      1. Max otto
        Max otto 2 October 2013 20: 25 New
        -1
        Quote: bomg.77
        As the saying goes, "The big ship is one small iceberg!"

        Not, not so, it is necessary like this: "The big ship - a big torpedo!"
  3. skif33
    skif33 2 October 2013 11: 56 New
    +3
    The first hawk chick will fall out of the nest soon. And the whole world does not have a lot of countermeasures against it.
  4. Jogan-xnumx
    Jogan-xnumx 2 October 2013 12: 00 New
    +2
    ... the cost of building three new-class aircraft carriers will be approximately $ 42 billion.

    And at whose expense is the banquet? what
    1. Vladimirets
      Vladimirets 2 October 2013 12: 03 New
      +6
      Quote: Jogan-64
      And at whose expense is the banquet?

      Look into your wallet. wink
      1. Jogan-xnumx
        Jogan-xnumx 2 October 2013 15: 18 New
        +2
        Look into your wallet.

        This is regrettable ... request About the famous character: "As long as fools live in the world, we have become deceived to live by deception!" sad And neither history nor old folk wisdom teach us anything. fool Well, it’s time to start already abandoning their “wrappers” of the Fed.
    2. Hleb
      Hleb 2 October 2013 12: 09 New
      0
      approximately $ 42 billion

      for some reason, associations with the Olympics in Sochi immediately arose. This is already a diagnosis))
    3. Serg 122
      Serg 122 2 October 2013 12: 21 New
      +1
      For ours with you, for whose!
  5. iwind
    iwind 2 October 2013 12: 02 New
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    Whatever it was, but to build 100 thousand aircraft carrier in 3 years (November 13, 2009), especially the first in the series. There is something to learn.
  6. dojjdik
    dojjdik 2 October 2013 12: 07 New
    -2
    Libyan and Iraqi oil can certainly be thrown billions to the right and left, but somehow these floating airfields are outdated; these states on the “stingers” in Afghanistan played a good game - they wanted to spin on the “stealth” and the Yugoslavs made their invisibility visible; Well, now we can miss the aircraft carrier
  7. smiths xnumx
    smiths xnumx 2 October 2013 12: 08 New
    +1
    Well, here’s another aircraft carrier at the “Bastion of Democracy”, purely for peaceful purposes
  8. 77bor1973
    77bor1973 2 October 2013 12: 14 New
    +2
    -How baked pies. But I agree that the concept of the ship needs to be changed!
    1. Nitup
      Nitup 2 October 2013 21: 05 New
      +1
      Quote: 77bor1973
      -How baked pies. But I agree that the concept of the ship needs to be changed!

      What concept do you propose, colleague?
  9. kostyan77708
    kostyan77708 2 October 2013 12: 14 New
    +5
    big ship, big torpedo)))
    1. Serg 122
      Serg 122 2 October 2013 12: 22 New
      +1
      "Mace" - come down ?! (not defective) laughing
  10. pawel57
    pawel57 2 October 2013 13: 21 New
    +1
    A lot of controversy over the use of aircraft carriers. Openly declared themselves 2 World. Of course, keeping the world in check is this. Ours had the opinion that having a large flotilla of small sea boats or frigates armed with modern missiles, they are able to break into the defense of an aircraft carrier formation with one missile strike. Damage depriving an aircraft carrier of warfare or destroy it. Of course it is close to its shores. A lot more. War will show. Maybe let them indulge. From the battleships? Refused, and who expected? Of course, against the weak enemy, he is power. And who of the likely opponents of the United States will be able to sink the aircraft carrier now? Probably China and we are tight.
  11. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 2 October 2013 13: 36 New
    +5
    Here they sank a colossus and in such a short period .. Of course, it is enviable .. sad
    1. starhina01
      starhina01 2 October 2013 14: 39 New
      +3
      EVERY DOG HAS HIS DAY soldier
      1. Snipe 74
        Snipe 74 2 October 2013 17: 39 New
        0
        I'm afraid that there will be no TIME left for the holiday. Whatever this holiday was, a lot of people tried hard. And now they are very actively working in the field of the destruction of our country's defense capabilities. Everything that happened was destroyed, and only the blind people don’t see that we live only because we have been allowed to ... So far what they need from WEST from us, they get even more than that. With these funds and build.
      2. alone
        alone 2 October 2013 20: 47 New
        +1
        Holidays are still on the street Serdyukov and the like.
  12. gunnerminer
    gunnerminer 2 October 2013 15: 35 New
    0
    Liked the order on the slipway deck.
  13. moremansf
    moremansf 2 October 2013 16: 02 New
    +1
    Do not forget that “our partners” put on the whole world, so they had enough “candy wrappers” and there weren’t “kuzkin mothers”, perestroika leaders and EBNs in the US leadership ... that’s why they build boats for 50 years of envy and in the 90s, ten-year-old ships went under the knife, if only the IMF would give us another loan for a cut ... So we can only envy and believe in the best as always ...
  14. Altona
    Altona 2 October 2013 17: 24 New
    +4
    To be honest, this event personally did not cause any emotions for me, and partly even caused positive ones, oddly enough it sounds ... The positive thing is that shipbuilders-engineers and simple hard workers still work in America, the second positive point. that this colossus will eat a lot of money from their budget, and they just have sequestration, the third positive thing is that it’s neither hot nor cold for those living in the center of Russia, he cannot threaten us with anything special ... Well, it’s crazy and it’s pointless to send damnations from the fact that the USA has lowered yet another tin from the slipway, it’s only nerves to burn, they change their fleet very quickly ... We ourselves need to somehow pull ourselves up in this regard, otherwise we are losing Turkey to the Black Sea ...