TITLE

On the Front Burner

AUTHOR(S)
Polmar, Norman
PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Nov2009, Vol. 135 Issue 11, p88
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information related to the catapult system for the Navy carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) in the U.S. According to memos circulating in the Pentagon, the Gerald R. Ford is expected to cost about 12 billion dollars. If the ship's advanced propulsion plant can generate enough steam for conventional steam catapults, it would involve major redesign and delays.
ACCESSION #
45383666

 

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