Shock Trials Could Delay Ford's First Deployment By Two Years

By Justin Doubleday / September 10, 2015 at 11:48 AM
The upcoming shock trials being conducted on the Navy's new supercarrier, tests the service had hoped to avoid, could delay the ship's first deployment by upwards of two years, according to service officials. It had been previously reported that the shock trials being planned for the Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) could delay the ship's deployment by at least six months. But depending on the damage done to the ship during the test runs, that delay could be extended to as...

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