$13 bil supercarrier being tested after long delay

 

 

'MURICA !!

 

 

 

Most expensive warship ever built FINALLY hits water: US Navy tests out its newest $13bn supercarrier that has been dogged by reliability issues and over a year of delays

 

  • USS Gerald R. Ford went out to sea after departing Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding 
  • The mammoth new aircraft carrier that is being tested comes with a staggering price-tag of $13billion
  • Completion of the vessel has been delayed more than a year because if was dogged by reliability flaws

The most expensive warship ever built has been put through its paces for the very first time. 

The US Navy revealed Saturday the first of its new class of the USS Gerald R. Ford has headed out to sea off the coast of Virginia. 

The new aircraft carrier embarked on the first of its sea trials to test various state-of-the-art systems.

The $12.9 billion carrier departed from Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News after more than a year's delay and cost overruns.

Construction on the Ford started in 2009. It was supposed to finish by September 2015, with costs at $10.5 billion. 

But there were issues with the carrier's advanced systems and technology, including aircraft landing equipment and power generation.

The ship is currently undergoing builder's trials. It will return to port in Virginia before embarking again for 'acceptance trials,' which are conducted by Navy inspectors.

The opening test comes almost an entire year after 'poor or unknown reliability issues' were identified in a memo last year...................

 

 

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Jihad To Steal My Goat Huh - Such wasteful spending by Trump, I can't believe he had this thing built completely and only during his time in the white house.
Trump will call them up and tell then to get the prce down to 10 b

 

"....reliability issues and over a year of delays."

WTF were they expecting naming it after Ford. It's going to trip over itself.

It's always funny how healthcare and welfare are always argued against and yet 13 billion for a completely pointless ship for the already by far the most powerful Navy in the world? Oh yea! 'MURICA!

ziggystardust - "....reliability issues and over a year of delays."

WTF were they expecting naming it after Ford. It's going to trip over itself.
lol. exactly what I was thinking.

ziggystardust - "....reliability issues and over a year of delays."

WTF were they expecting naming it after Ford. It's going to trip over itself.

While Ford is best remembered for being a klutz, that is a fiction based entirely on a Saturday Night Live skit. In truth, he was probably the greatest athlete to ever sit in the Oval Office. He won two national championships and a team MVP while playing football at the University of Michigan, and had multiple offers to play in the NFL, but chose law school instead.

It'd probably be freaky walking around on a minimally staffed aircraft carrier

ProteinOverdrive -

It's always funny how healthcare and welfare are always argued against and yet 13 billion for a completely pointless ship for the already by far the most powerful Navy in the world? Oh yea! 'MURICA!

We'll make up those costs with fewer criminal illegal aliens in the country.

ProteinOverdrive - 

It's always funny how healthcare and welfare are always argued against and yet 13 billion for a completely pointless ship for the already by far the most powerful Navy in the world? Oh yea! 'MURICA!


Funny how tough people are on the internet, I bet you wouldn't say that to the carrier's face.

Steve4192 -
ziggystardust - "....reliability issues and over a year of delays."

WTF were they expecting naming it after Ford. It's going to trip over itself.

While Ford is best remembered for being a klutz, that is a fiction based entirely on a Saturday Night Live skit. In truth, he was probably the greatest athlete to ever sit in the Oval Office. He won two national championships and a team MVP while playing football at the University of Michigan, and had multiple offers to play in the NFL, but chose law school instead.
Oh yeah? Well you explain the reliability issues then.

the displacement alone is giving me wood

ProteinOverdrive -

It's always funny how healthcare and welfare are always argued against and yet 13 billion for a completely pointless ship for the already by far the most powerful Navy in the world? Oh yea! 'MURICA!

The numer one reason our dollars have the value they do is because we strong arm foreign countries into trading oil in dollars, making dollars the de facto world reserve currency. People aren't doing this out of the kindness of their hearts, they do it because of "gunboat diplomacy". Or nowadays "aircraft carrier diplomacy". It ain't pretty, but it is the way the world works. "Everyone likes the taste of hot dogs, but nobody likes to see how they get made."

they should go with smaller, more mobile carriers with a larger range imo. with the f-35 or newer stol craft,  they could project force better with mobility and numbers insteaed of using the battleship flagship mentality. 

 

Can't fix roads, bridges or tracks. Can't have healthcare. Can't have anything that is actually good for common person but we can find $13 BILLION for a ship which is going to continue to have need more money poured into it.

Yeah, we're the greatest.

GladiatorGannon - 
ProteinOverdrive -

It's always funny how healthcare and welfare are always argued against and yet 13 billion for a completely pointless ship for the already by far the most powerful Navy in the world? Oh yea! 'MURICA!

The numer one reason our dollars have the value they do is because we strong arm foreign countries into trading oil in dollars, making dollars the de facto world reserve currency. People aren't doing this out of the kindness of their hearts, they do it because of "gunboat diplomacy". Or nowadays "aircraft carrier diplomacy". It ain't pretty, but it is the way the world works. "Everyone likes the taste of hot dogs, but nobody likes to see how they get made."


LOL...so we "strong arm foreign countries". What you're saying is this; The entire game is rigged but lets continue to pretend it won't come down on us one day.

We are screwed. It's honestly just a matter of when.

I spent my College years working Catapult 2's Jet Blast Deflector on CV63
My station was right where the waist meets the bow.

PERFECT

RonnieF'nPickering! - Can't fix roads, bridges or tracks. Can't have healthcare. Can't have anything that is actually good for common person but we can find $13 BILLION for a ship which is going to continue to have need more money poured into it.

Yeah, we're the greatest.
I believe entitlement spending outpaces military spending.

yusul -

they should go with smaller, more mobile carriers with a larger range imo. with the f-35 or newer stol craft,  they could project force better with mobility and numbers insteaed of using the battleship flagship mentality. 

 

Less armoured more mobile ships (battle cruisers) were attempted by the British in WWI & it didn't work out that well.

RonnieF'nPickering! -
GladiatorGannon - 
ProteinOverdrive -

It's always funny how healthcare and welfare are always argued against and yet 13 billion for a completely pointless ship for the already by far the most powerful Navy in the world? Oh yea! 'MURICA!

The numer one reason our dollars have the value they do is because we strong arm foreign countries into trading oil in dollars, making dollars the de facto world reserve currency. People aren't doing this out of the kindness of their hearts, they do it because of "gunboat diplomacy". Or nowadays "aircraft carrier diplomacy". It ain't pretty, but it is the way the world works. "Everyone likes the taste of hot dogs, but nobody likes to see how they get made."


LOL...so we "strong arm foreign countries". What you're saying is this; The entire game is rigged but lets continue to pretend it won't come down on us one day.

We are screwed. It's honestly just a matter of when.

The game is always rigged, which is why I don't complain when someone on my team rigs it in my favor. Your comment about it all coming down on us someday has legitimacy, but when a rigged game goes down you're better off being Doc Holliday than some schmuck without a gun.