Military Combat

& Support Vessels

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Among BTI's Military Combat & Support Vessel Projects

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Gerald R. Ford Class Aircraft Carriers

"Gerald R. Ford class (or Ford class; previously known as CVN-21 class) is a class of aircraft carrier being built to replace the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) and eventually the United States Navy's existing Nimitz-class carriers, beginning with the delivery of USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78). The new vessels have a hull similar to the Nimitz carriers, but introduce technologies since developed such as the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System, as well as other design features intended to improve efficiency and reduce operating costs, including sailing with smaller crews." (Read More)

Amphibious Assault Ships (LHD)

"The Canberra Class Amphibious Assault Ship (LHD), also known as a Landing Helicopter Dock, provides the Australian Defence Force with one of the most capable and sophisticated air-land-sea amphibious deployment systems in the world.

These 27,000 tonne ships are able to land a force of over 1,000 personnel by helicopter and water craft, along with all their weapons, ammunition, vehicles and stores." (Read More)

Frigates: HMNZS Te Kaha (F77) 

"HMNZS Te Kaha (F77) is one of ten Anzac class frigates, and one of two serving in the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN). The name Te Kaha is Māori, meaning 'fighting prowess' or 'strength' (for further information on this term, see Kaha)." (Read More)

Military Sealift Vessels: SS Maj. Stephen W. Pless (T-AK 3007)

"Built as commercial container ship CHARLES CARROLL in 1983, the ship was purchased by the Maritime Administration (MARAD) in May 1984 and subsequently entered the NASSCO shipyard for conversion to a maritime prepositioning ship. The conversion was finished in May 1985 and the ship entered service as SS MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS becoming the first ship in the Navy named after US Marine Corps Major Stephen W. Pless." (Read More)

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