See What $13 Billion Gets The US Navy; The Biggest, Most Expensive Aircraft Carrier Ever
Before we get too deep in explaining the absurd characteristics and supreme design of the U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier — USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) — let’s take a step back and see how this bountiful boat came to be. We’ll even touch on what this means for the rest of the world, and what’s next for the U.S. Navy and its aircraft carriers. The United States currently operates 13 aircraft carriers. USS John F Kennedy CVN-79 is the second member of the newest class of aircraft carriers, the Gerald R. Ford-class. The now-operational USS Gerald R. Ford is the first in the latest generation..