US inaugurates most expensive aircraft carrier

(VOVWORLD) - US President Donald Trump commissioned the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford Saturday, the newest and most expensive aircraft carrier ever built.
US inaugurates most expensive aircraft carrier  - ảnh 1 USS Gerald Ford is commissioned at Norfolk naval base, Virgina, on July 22, 2017. (Photo: EPA/VNA)

At the official commissioning at Norfolk naval base, Virginia, Trump said this 13-billion-USD USS Gerald Ford sends a “100,000-tonne message to the world” about America’s military might and America’s enemies will “shake with fear” when the Ford is ultimately deployed.

The new vessel with cutting-edge technology is America’s first new carrier design in over 40 years. The Gerald R. Ford-class will eventually be a phased replacement for the Nimitz-class carriers with as many as 10 vessels, which are named after Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz who led the US Pacific Fleet for most of World War II.

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