Aquilino: Ford 'through' technological challenges, all but two elevators finished

By Aidan Quigley / March 23, 2021 at 2:24 PM
The Navy has finished work on nine of its 11 weapons elevators for the aircraft carrier Gerald Ford (CVN-78), the class' lead ship, Adm. John Aquilino said Tuesday. Aquilino, testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing to lead the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, said the service has made progress addressing the ship's technological issues. "All but two of the weapons elevators are repaired as I understand it, and we are certainly through all of those technological challenges,"...

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