Antonio class (LPD 17) amphibious transport dock
the San Antonio-class LPDs have entered service in recent
years, Austin-class LPDs have been decommissioned. Collectively,
these ships functionally replace over 41 ships providing the
U.S. Navy and Marine Corps with modern, seabased platforms
that are networked, survivable, and built to operate with
21st century transformational platforms, such as the MV-22
Osprey, the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV), and future
means by which Marines are delivered ashore.
Gerald R. Ford class is the future aircraft carrier
replacement class for USS Enterprise and the Nimitz
class aircraft carriers. CVN-78, CVN-79, and CVN-80
are the first three ships in this U.S. Navy’s
new class of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers (CVNs).
First of class Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) was ordered
from Newport News Shipbuilding on Sept. 10, 2008,
and is scheduled to be delivered in 2015.