The US Navy will block buy two Ford-class aircraft carriers at a time. The US Navy will buy and build the third and fourth new Ford aircraft carriers at the same time in order to get up to a 10% discounted cost.
Doubling down on the CVN 80 and 81 will enable bulk orders and other volume savings.
Bryan Clark, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, believes a carrier strike group could knock down 450 incoming missiles. However, they will be overwhelmed by over 600.
The carriers would only be safe by hanging back until drones, fighters and other missiles could thin out defenses that China and Russia have.
The US, China and other countries with aircraft carriers can still use them to push around weaker nations.