Take a look at the USS Gerald R. Ford, America’s new $13B aircraft carrier

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The USS Gerald R. Ford is set to go into active duty on July 22, after concerns about its technology and costs have caused politicians to criticize the aircraft carrier’s new technology.

The 1,100-foot ship, which incorporates the U.S. Navy’s first new aircraft carrier design in 40 years, uses advanced technology and operational systems to let aircraft take off and land quicker than previously done. It will have a total of 2,600 sailors, approximately 600 less than a Nimitz-class flattop, according to the carrier’s commissioning website.

But the technology, which includes electromagnetic catapults, the ability to launch a third more aircraft than older carriers and additional arresting gear, has caused some concerns in Washington.

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