This short post is to inform readers that the USA has just christened its newest aircraft carrier (link). The carrier, named after former president, Gerald Ford, is planned to enter active duty in 2016, but when it does it will have new hi-tech weapons systems not previously incorporated into US carriers. Besides having unmanned aircraft in its inventory, it will be equipped with laser weaponry to defend itself against enemy attack.
One major weakness in previous US carriers is that even if the Aegis missile- and aircraft-defense and the Phalanx point-defense systems work perfectly, they will eventually run out of kinetic interceptors. If the enemy shoots more ballistic and cruise missiles at a carrier than the carrier’s inventory of kinetic interceptors to shoot them down, the enemy attackers eventually win. In a past post, I noted that US carriers (indeed all US major surface warships) needed laser weaponry that would not run out of kinetic interceptors. If the laser weaponry is directly powered by the carrier’s nuclear reactor, the laser weaponry will have a virtually unlimited ability to keep shooting down enemy attacking warplanes and missiles.
The effective range of these new American naval laser weapons is no doubt a secret. I’m also sure that the carrier has more secret weaponry that is not being discussed or revealed in public notices. I applaud the addition of defensive laser weaponry to protect US carriers. I certainly hope that all US carriers and major warships now in port for overhauls and refits are also being equipped with the new laser weaponry. Obviously, they all need to be checked and re-checked to be sure that all their systems will continue to function in spite of a nearby overhead EMP blast.
I find that the new weaponry of the major nations is prophetically useful to know as it informs us about the relative strengths and weaknesses of the Gog-Magog alliance and the USA/NATO and allied alliance that will eventually fight an age-ending World War III, as prophesied in Ezekiel 38-39. Much more detailed information about these alliances in biblical prophecy can be obtained by reading my articles, What Ezekiel 38-39 Reveals about a Future World War III and The USA in Biblical Prophecy.