The CVN-77 George H.W. Bush is on its way into service. It is described as 'transition ship' incorporating much of the attributes of the CVNX/CVN-21 class. Construction of the first carrier of the new class, CVN-78 is scheduled to begin next year. The new class is described as having "a sortie rate increased by 25% thanks to an enhanced flight deck layout, with improved weapons movement and "pit stops" to fuel and arm aircraft, a redesigned and relocated island, three (instead of four) faster and more powerful elevators, Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS, instead of steam catapults) and an Advanced Aircraft Recovery System (AARS); a new nuclear power plant; a new combat system; allowance for future technologies and reduced manning". Please consider this as both an invitation to a debate and an inquiry for more details.