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Navy reverts to earlier plan, will conduct full ship shock trials of CVN-78 in '19 or '20

March 20, 2018 |
Jason Sherman Lee Hudson
The Navy is reverting to an earlier plan and will shock test the lead ship of its new aircraft carrier class, the Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78), an apparent reversal after the service appealed to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer, during a brief March 20 interview with Inside Defense on Capitol Hill, said the service is now planning to reinstate plans to shock test the Ford as soon as 2019 or 2020. "It was no more a...

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