The new Gerald Ford Aircraft carrier has been delayed to repair Ford’s nuclear propulsion system, Advanced Weapons Elevators and software.
The carrier will be capable of carrying up to 90 aircraft, including the F-35 stealth fighter, F18 super hornet fighters and more.
Sortie rates for the Gerald Ford will e to 160 sorties a day compared with 140 a day for the Nimitz Class.
There is 25-30% a higher sortie rate at 160 sorties a day with surges to a maximum of 220 sorties a day in times of crisis and intense air warfare has led to design changes in the flight deck.
The flight deck has a relocated a smaller island, while there are three rather than four deck-edge elevators.
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