United States had completed construction of one carrier which claimed the most expensive of similar vessels ever built. The warships named USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) was made with spent about $12.9 billion, or around Rp. 169.6 trillion.
US Navy officials said the new aircraft carrier will join the Navy fleet in September this year, after which has preceded by a feasibility test in July.
|The most expensive aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R Ford, officially operate alongside the US Navy in September 2016. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1gNMBk)|
Sean J Stackley, Assistant Secretary of the Navy Acquisition said, the aircraft carrier was built seven years ago or more precisely in 2009. The process is almost completed due until March.
Stackley explained, the USS Gerald R. Ford's "super aircraft carrier" has a weighs of 100,000 tons with a length of approximately 1,100 feet or 335.28 meters. In the explanation in front of the US Senate Armed Services Committee, Stackley said, after a trial in July, the most expensive aircraft carrier will be sent to the Navy shipyards for the next two months later formally operational.
The ship's name was taken from the figure of 38th US president's name, who passed away in 2006. He was ever served on the USS Monterey aircraft carrier during World War II as a Navy officer with the rank of major.
|US Navy’s costliest-ever carrier USS Gerald Ford. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1gNNl5)|
Stackley said the next subsequent Ford class aircraft carrier named the USS John F Kennedy (CVN 79) scheduled will be launched in 2020. Currently, 18 percent of new construction, and is expected to be completed in March 2017.
The third aircraft carrier named USS Enterprise CVN 80) is similar to Ford, which will begin to construct in 2018. The ship construction occurred after Stackley filed AL budget increase for the next five years.
United States wants to build 38 warships during the period at a cost of more than US. $81.3 billion. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | RT]
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