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The new seal for the Navy’s next aircraft carrier contains a hint about big changes coming to naval aviation

This month, the US Navy unveiled the official seal for the future aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy, which was officially launched on October 29, three months ahead of schedule.

The Kennedy will be christened in Newport News, Virginia, on December 7, and even though it likely won’t be commissioned into service until 2020, the carrier’s seal reveals what naval aviation will look like aboard the Kennedy in the decades to come.

The seal ? meant to honor Kennedy, his Navy service, and his vision for space exploration ? depicts several aircraft that will operate on the carrier.

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