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The A1B reactor is a nuclear reactor being designed for use by the United States Navy to provide electricity generation and propulsion for the Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers.[1] The A1B designation stands for[2]:

Initial plans for the Gerald R. Ford-class carrier program include a two-reactor complex intended to replace the A4W reactor design used on the Nimitz' class carriers.


  1. ^ "FY 2005 Congressional Budget, Naval Reactors" (PDF). p. 31. Retrieved 2008-09-14.  
  2. ^ "Bechtel Briefs -- December 2002" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-09-19.  


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