On the Front Burner

Polmar, Norman
November 2009
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Nov2009, Vol. 135 Issue 11, p88
Conference Proceeding
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.


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