United States Navy USN Aircraft Carriers
 
 

The supercarrier USS Gerald Ford was expected to join ranks of the United States Navy sometime in 2015 - delays have pushed her commissioning date.

San Antonio class (LPD 17) amphibious transport dock
 
As 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.
As 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 (CVN-78) Aircraft Carrier
The 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.

The 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.

 

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