Ford wraps up full ship shock trials

By Aidan Quigley / August 16, 2021 at 11:38 AM
The Navy has concluded the full ship shock trials for the aircraft carrier Gerald Ford (CVN-78), the first carrier of its class. The service announced Aug. 8 that the carrier had successfully completed the third explosive shock, wrapping up the four-month shock trial period. During the shock trials, the carrier “withstood the impact of three 40,000-pound underwater blasts, released at distances progressively closer to the ship,” according to the Navy’s press release. Ford is the first carrier to undergo shock...

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