The aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford
The commissioning of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) may be delayed to 2017, told CNN the U.S. Navy. The ship was unable to successfully pass all tests on readiness for combat. Initially it was assumed that the aircraft carrier cost $13 billion, which the broadcaster calls the most expensive warship in history, will be able to enter the U.S. Navy in September 2014.
In a CNN was the June report of the representative of the Pentagon. It talks about the problems associated with the takeoff and landing of aircraft on the deck of the ship, the control of air movement, and delivery systems of weapons and defense of the ship.
“These four systems affect most aspects of flight operations. While the problems are not resolved, they will significantly limit the possibility of the carrier in the conduct of hostilities”, — stated in the report of the Director of operational testing Michael Gilmore, Pentagon.
The representative of the Ministry of defense of the United States came to the conclusion that to resolve the issues will need to change the landing system of an aircraft carrier. This will lead to another delay of delivery of the ship in operation. The us military assumed that the ship may be finally ready by September 2014. Then the deadline was moved to September and then November 2016.