It’s been established that military technology is more advanced than ever. It can be seen everywhere in the world – from weaponry to surveillance, to transport. The United States has come a long way in the past century, developing warships unlike any the world has seen before. Here are a few more of the most advanced warships the US Navy has at its disposal.
USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78)
The USS Gerald R. Ford is the lead ship of her class of U.S. Navy supercarriers. Construction on this technological marvel began on Aug. 11, 2005, as Northrop Grumman (the creator of the Stealth Bomber), cut the steel of what would be the side shell of the warship. Eight years later, on November 2013, the ship was finally christened. She joined the U.S. Navy’s fleet in March 2016.
USS Coronado (LCS-4)
The USS Coronado is a littoral combat ship or LCS. She was designed to have a trimaran hull to allow high-speed traversing of waters. The USS Coronado is very effective against mines, submarines, and other warships.
USS Independence (LCS-2)
The USS Independence is U.S. Navy’s lead ship of the Independence-class LCS. She was designed by the General Dynamics consortium as part of the US Navy’s LCS program. The USS Independence was taken in by the U.S. Navy in 2009. She is a high-speed LCS, and just like the USS Coronado, is amazing at littoral zone skirmishes. Among its features is a larger flight deck than destroyers, and a low hydrodynamic drag.