DOT&E: 'Several' design shortfalls identified during Ford full-ship shock trials

By Aidan Quigley / January 27, 2022 at 2:55 PM
Several design shortfalls were identified during the aircraft carrier Gerald Ford's (CVN-78) full-ship shock trials, Director of Operational Test and Evaluation Nickolas Guertin wrote in his fiscal year 2021 annual report. The report, released today , lays out significant concerns about the reliability underperformance of key systems, including the electromagnetic aircraft launch system, advanced arresting gear, advanced weapons elevators and dual band radar. The report states the full-ship shock trials that were conducted last summer identified several design issues that,...

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