Trump has blessed huge military aircraft carrier

USS Gerald Ford USS Gerald R Ford aircraft carrier USS Gerald Ford Vs Nimitz

USS Gerald Ford USS Gerald R Ford aircraft carrier USS Gerald Ford Vs Nimitz

USS Ford is the lead ship of a new class of aircraft carrier, the first in more than 40 years, and will begin the phased replacement of Nimitz-class carriers when the ship is commissioned. The carrier includes a new reactor plant, integrated warfare systems and dual band radar - among a slew of technological features Trump praised in his address Saturday morning. The Ford has a massive new flight deck with a new electromagnetic aircraft launch system, which will give it the ability to launch aircraft faster. Saluting the workers who built the vessel and the personnel who'll man it, Trump said "your skill and your grit build the instruments of war that preserve peace".

The crest of the USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier.

"For those in the world who wish to terrorize us here in the USA and overseas, those who wish to challenge our shores, those who challenge our values...", Richardson said, "this is not a day of celebration for them".

"The sailors on board today are among the nation's finest", McCormack said.

US Navy brass plan to spend another £30 billion building another two sister ships - the USS John F. Kennedy and the USS Enterprise.

"It's really about the envelope".

"With all new technology there are risks", he said.

Americans Are Feeling Great Again - but it's not because of Trump
President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, Oct. 8, 2015. The president who came closest to that mark was Gerald Ford, who saw a 39 percent approval rating six months into his term.

Referring to President Teddy Roosevelt, acting Navy Secretary Sean Stackley told Mr. Trump, "One of your predecessors famously said 'Speak softly and carry a big stick.' We offer you, sir, a big stick".

The Ford was built at Newport News Shipbuilding, the giant Navy contractor in Virginia.

"These sailors onboard are experts in the equipment. they are the ones who are testing and evaluating it for the future of Ford-class carriers", said Command Master Chief Laura Nunley, the highest-ranking enlisted sailor on the carrier. "I am very proud to be their captain".

Gaut said he has leaned heavily on the crew's understanding of the Ford's advanced systems since coming aboard.

Mr Trump gave a speech at the commissioning ceremony for the 100,000-tonne, 12.9 billion dollar (£11 billion) warship, in which he praised the USA military and the American labour that went into building it.

To date, the system has successfully launched "dead-loads", which are sleds meant to simulate the weight of an aircraft, but the first tests using live planes won't occur until sea trials scheduled to take place in the weeks after commissioning.

But the new carrier, Trump said, will be key in any fight that may become necessary. These innovations are expected to improve operational availability and capability compared with Nimitz-class carriers.

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