Aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CVN-79)

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Aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CVN-79) 0Aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CVN-79) 1
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Classification

Type:
type: Supercarrier

Basic information

Namesake:
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), often referred to by initials JFK and Jack, was an American politician who served as the 35th president of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963.
Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Huntington Ingalls Industries
Operator:
Laid down:
Launched:
Status:

Ship measurements

Displacement:
101600 t
Length:
337 m
Beam (overall):
78 m
Beam:
41 m
Draught:
12 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • 2 * Westinghouse A1B nuclear reactors
  • 4 * steam turbines
  • 4 * shafts
Speed:
31 knots
Range:
Unlimited

Crew

Complement:
4300

Combat assets

Electronics:
  • AN/SPY-3 X Band multifunction radar
  • AN/SPY-4 S Band volume search radar
  • DDG 1000 Dual Band Radar (DBR)
  • ...
Armament:
  • 2 * RIM-162 Evolved SeaSparrow Missile
  • 2 * RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile
  • 3 * PHALANX CIWS (Close-In Weapons System) Gatling guns
  • 4 * M2 .50 cal (12.7 mm) machine guns
Aircraft:

90 fixed wing and helicopters

USS John F. Kennedy (CVN-79) is the second Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier being built for the United States Navy.

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