Ford successfully completes first full ship shock trial explosive event

By Aidan Quigley / June 21, 2021 at 11:36 AM
The first Ford-class aircraft carrier (CVN-78) successfully completed the first scheduled explosive event as part of its full ship shock trials Friday, the Navy announced. The shock trials are taking place on the East Coast and aim to validate the shock hardness of the ship, the service said in a press release. The last carrier to undergo shock trials was the Roosevelt (CVN-71) in 1987, and the Navy more recently conducted shock trials on the Littoral Combat Ships Milwaukee (LCS-5)...

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