The USS America is the first of its kind — a first America-class amphibious assault ship built for rapid mobility air assault. It is capable of supporting the traditional ‘storm the beaches’ operations by transporting marines ashore on aircrafts and supporting them by helicopter gunships and fighter jets. With a longer hangar deck, it can carry bigger aircraft like F-35Bs. Each ship costs $3.4 billion and has been commissioned since 2013.
Follow BI Video on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1oS68Zs
Follow BI on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1W9Lk0n
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/
Business Insider is the fastest growing business news site in the US. Our mission: to tell you all you need to know about the big world around you. The BI Video team focuses on technology, strategy and science with an emphasis on unique storytelling and data that appeals to the next generation of leaders – the digital generation.