In Norfolk, Virginia, the ceremony of introduction to the US Navy’s newest aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford, named in honor of the 38th U.S. President Gerald Ford. It is reported CBS News.
“American steel and American hands created a 100-tasaciones message to the world. American power has no equal,” – said at the ceremony, the President of the United States Donald trump.
He noted that this year’s increase in defense spending to $ 20 billion, and next year plans to increase to $ 54 billion.
The total cost of the aircraft carrier, built under the administration of Barack Obama, was 12.8 billion. The length of the ship is 337 meters long and 76 meters. It may take more than 75 military aircraft and reach speeds of up to 56 km/h.
As reported by Voice of America, the ship will serve 2600 sailors, which is 600 less than in previous generations of aircraft carriers. The Navy notes that over 50 years of service the vessel will be savings of more than $ 4 billion.
Air wing, which will support the USS Ford, you can add more personnel to the ship, which is designed for more than 4,600 crew members.
USS Gerald R. Ford were to build a giant shipbuilding company Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia.
Earlier in the video, filmed drift American nuclear aircraft carrier Nimitz-class USS Abraham Lincoln.