The USS Gerald Ford is the first in a line of nuclear-powered ships set to join the US Navy fleet, and it's more terrifying than Shia LeBeouf at a confidence-building workshop.
It’s just passed its catapult test, moving it one step closer to active service. It uses a revolutionary new electromagnetic aircraft launch system, which… we could try to explain, but let’s just watch it in action, shall we?
Pretty cool, right? It’s going to be used to fling massive planes into the air at rapid speed, and replaces the steam catapults used previously by the Navy forces.
Take a look at some cold hard facts on this world-beating sea beast: