US inaugurates most expensive aircraft carrier

US President Donald Trump commissioned the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford Saturday, the newest and most expensive aircraft carrier ever built.

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.

Source: VOV5

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