Priesters new aircraft carrier will be completed over the next two years, according to an announcement by the company.
The aircraft carrier, dubbed the Prieser, is scheduled to be commissioned in 2021 and be delivered to the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Newport News, Virginia, in 2019.
Priesers construction was originally expected to be finished by 2020, but it was delayed until 2025 due to ongoing delays with its engine and propulsion systems.
The ship will be a significant step forward in Priess future in the military, as it will be the first aircraft carrier commissioned in the US and will play a significant role in the future of the Navy.
Priester will be capable of deploying up to 12 aircraft per berth and is expected to carry an additional 3,000 sailors, according to the Company’s press release.
The aircraft carrier will be the first ship of its class built in the United States and the largest vessel in the Pacific fleet.
While it is not known when the vessel will be commissioned, it is expected that it will begin in 2021.
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