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The Kennedy reached 70% completion late this month.

The USS John F. Kennedy, the second of the US Navy’s Gerald R. Ford-class advanced nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, has reached 70% completion, according to the shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls. Like the first-in-class Gerald R. Ford, the Kennedy is being constructed using a modular technique, in which smaller parts of the ship are welded to form larger chunks, […]

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Here’s Why the Navy’s New, Urinal-Free Supercarrier is Facing a Ton of Problems

The Department of Defense’s fiscal year 2019 budget includes a hefty chunk of cash for a fourth Ford-class aircraft carrier, but the Navy may have to wait a little bit longer to see its dreams of an 11-carrier fleet truly realized. Among the slew of vessels included in the Navy portion of President Donald Trump’s plannedboost to the US armed forces budget are three […]

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