CVN-78 Will Receive Waiver Authority To Delay Shock Trials

By Lee Hudson Justin Doubleday / September 30, 2015 at 2:23 PM
House and Senate conferees have granted the Navy waiver authority to postpone shock trials for the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78). "The House recedes with an amendment that would provide Secretary of Defense with waiver authority to delay full ship shock trials on the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) until after the ship's first deployment but prior to the first major maintenance availability," according to the conference report on the fiscal year 2016 defense authorization bill released Sept. 29...

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