Nice write-up in Proceedings on the Ford Class carrier. Over $12B in construction and design with the idea that many of the one-time costs borne by this ship will not be present on follow-on constructions. Not certain that is true – we seem to always find ways to spend those savings elsewhere.
What is interesting is the ship is scheduled to be launched AND christened *next year*. I did not know it was that close to being complete. Will be interesting to see how her ship’s trials and flight certs go with EMALS and the advanced arresting gear.