USS Gerald Ford: A very, very expensive aircraft carrier

The pomp belied problems with the project, however, which is only 70 percent complete, with delivery postponed until February 2016.

USS Gerald Ford:  A very, very expensive aircraft carrier

The American navy on Saturday christened a new aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald Ford, a colossal ship plagued by equally huge cost overruns, at a time of growing budget pressures. The daughter of the former US president, Susan Ford Bales, broke the traditional champagne bottle at a ceremony in the port of Newport News, Virginia, […]