USS Gerald R. Ford — Almost a Carrier or Still a Berthing Barge?

The $13 billion dollar aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford  is the most expensive warship the world has ever seen. Commissioned in 2017, the ship is still not ready for deployment.  Is the Ford almost ready for combat service or … Continue reading

The Problems with the USS Gerald R. Ford (Hint — It’s Not the Catapults)

In an interview with Time, the notional Commander in Chief again showed his willful ignorance by calling for steam catapults rather than “digital catapults” on the new Gerald R. Ford class of aircraft carriers.  Aside from the limitations inherent in … Continue reading