Thursday, a US Navy spokeswoman said the Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier may be delivered as soon as April of this year. The ship is the most technologically advanced and most expensive aircraft carrier ever built and represents a new class of carrier called the ‘Ford Class’.

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Newport News Shipbuilding, the only shipyard that builds nuclear carriers for the Navy released a statement today concerning the $12.9 billion, first in class ship: