Aviation At Sea: The Future Of The Carrier

USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier
The first-in-class USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78), pictured undergoing sea trials, replaces the nuclear-powered USS Enterprise. The Ford class will eventually replace Nimitz-class carriers, too.
Credit: Mass Communication SPC. 3rd Class Connor Loessin/U.S. Navy
Over the next few years, the U.S. will begin an intense debate on the future of its aircraft carrier fleet, and the outcome will have a significant impact on the future of naval aviation into the 2030s. Nearly 100 years after the dawn of the first aircraft carrier, nations worldwide continue to...

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