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GERALD R. FORD CLASS AIRCRAFT CARRIER

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries by Chris Oxley
  • Ships in class:
    NAME NUMBER LAUNCHED COMMISSIONED
    USS Gerald R. Ford CVN 78 9 November 2013 22 July 2017
    USS John F. Kennedy CVN 79    
    USS Enterprise CVN 80    
  • Length:
    • 333 meters.
  • Beam:
    • 78 meters.
  • Draft:
    • 12.4 meters.
  • Displacement:
    • 100,000 tons.
  • Propulsion:
    • 2 Nuclear reactors Bechtel A1B.
    • 4 Steam turbines.
    • 4 variable pitch propellers.
  • Speed:
    • More than 30 knots.
  • Complement:
    • 4,539 crew, air personnel and staff.
  • Sensors:
    • Multifunction Radar: DBR (Dual Band Radar) integrated by the following radars:
      • Raytheon AN/SPY-3 3D in band X
      • VSR (Volume Search Radar) in band S.
    • Navigation radar: Raytheon AN/SPS-73V.
    • Fire control:4 Mk-95
  • ESM/ECM:
    • SEWIP (Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program) Block 3.
  • Countermeasures:
    • Countermeasures against torpedo SLQ-25 Nixie.
  • Systems:
    • Combat system SSDS (Ship Self-Defense System) Mk-2 Mod. 6
    • Data Link-11/4A/16
    • AN/USG-2 CEC (Cooperative Engagement Capability)
  • Weapons:
    • 2 launch Raytheon GMLS Mk-29 for ESSM (Evolved SeaSparrow Missile) RIM-162
    • 2 launch CIWS Mk-49 for RIM-116 RAM.
    • 3 CIWS Raytheon Phalanx Mk-15
  • Aircraft carried:
    • Flight deck dimensions: 333x77 mts.
    • 4 catapults EMALS (ElectroMagnetic Aircraft Launch System).
    • 3 lifts
    • Capacity for more than 75 aircraft: Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, Boeing EA-18G Growler, Grumman C-2 Greyhound, Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye, Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II, Sikorsky SH-60 y UAV´s

1 comment

  • Comment Link Jim Miller Sunday, 30 July 2017 01:45 posted by Jim Miller

    A truly amazing ship! I am so very proud of our navy and its leadership.

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