The Navy just deployed a $13 billion aircraft carrier that was commissioned and panned by Trump, who bellowed, “It doesn’t look right.”


The aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) transits the Atlantic on March 26, 2022.

The aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) transits the Atlantic on March 26, 2022.US Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jackson Adkins

  • The US Navy’s first-in-class aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, was deployed on Tuesday.

  • The giant ship will cost $13 billion to build and will come with a plethora of new technologies.

  • According to the book, Donald Trump once ranted about the ship’s appearance.

US Navy’s most advanced aircraft carrier – criticized by former President Donald Trump after commissioning – Departs from Norfolk, Virginia, on Tuesday and heads for the Atlantic.

After years of delays and a costly setback amounting to $13 billion, the USS Gerald Ford has entered the arena of naval vessels from countries such as Russia and China, leaving for its first deployments. did.

The ship is equipped with a host of new technologies, including an electromagnetic catapult that can launch planes and an advanced weapons elevator that moves bombs and missiles up to the flight deck.

Not only is this one of the most advanced carriers to surpass the Navy’s Nimitz-class carriers, world’s largest.

However, not everyone liked the size. Former President Donald Trump was one of the ship’s critics.

According to Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Robert Costa’s book Dangerous, Trump is often preoccupied with aircraft carriers, citing the high cost of ships and the installation of flight command centers on flight decks. was yelling about being

According to the book, Trump said, “It just doesn’t look right.”

Members of Congress also have objections to the ship.Virginia Rep. Elaine Luria said the ship “13 Billion Dollar Nuclear Powered Floating Pier”

According to the Navy, Ford’s deployment in the Atlantic will consist of military exercises involving about 9,000 personnel, 20 ships and 60 aircraft from nine countries.

Take a peek at the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier:

An MH-60S Nighthawk helicopter lands on the flight deck of the USS Gerald R. Ford. In the background is the flight command center or “island” of ships Trump yelled at.

A helicopter lands on the flight deck of the USS Gerald R. Ford.

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A tugboat guides the Ford-class aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford as it leaves the docks in Newport News, Virginia, October 25, 2019.

Navy Aircraft Carrier Gerald R. Ford

A tugboat guides the Ford-class aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford as it leaves the docks in Newport News, Virginia, October 25, 2019.U.S. Navy/Media Specialist Seaman Cory J. Daut

View of the empty flight deck of the USS Gerald R. Ford. The Navy says the ship can accommodate about 75 aircraft carriers.

USS Gerald R. Ford

The United States Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) is launched under its own power for the first time.US Navy Photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Ridge Leoni

Inside the huge hangar of the USS Ford.

USS Ford Hangar Bay

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One of the advanced weapon elevators that moves weapons such as bombs and missiles to the flight deck.

USS Gerald R. Ford

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The view from the flight deck.

USS Ford flight deck

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The ship is also equipped with multiple short-range anti-aircraft and missile systems called Sea Sparrows.

USS Ford Sea Sparrow

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The interior of the bridge through which ships sail.

USS Ford

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The lead helm digitally controls the speed and steering of the carrier.

USS Ford Navigation

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Another shot of the USS Gerald Ford with aircraft on the flight deck.

USS Gerald R. Ford at sea

USS Gerald R. Ford sailed from Norfolk, Virginia on October 4, 2022.Navy

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