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USS Gerald R. Ford Making Steady Progress Ahead of Deployment
« on: November 27, 2020, 08:07:42 AM »
USS Gerald R. Ford Making Steady Progress Ahead of Deployment
By: Mallory Shelbourne
November 24, 2020 6:40 PM

ABOARD AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS GERALD R. FORD – USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) has been in and out of port for more than a year as the Navy continues to wring out the bugs from the new technologies on the next-generation carrier. While progress is steady, the program still has several milestones to achieve before it’s ready for its inaugural deployment.

Ford is slated to finish its post-delivery test and trials period and certify all of its weapons elevators, which have caused delays to the ship’s schedule, before starting full-ship shock trials in May.

During a USNI News trip last week aboard Ford, crew members were optimistic about the possibilities the first-in-class carrier holds for the Navy’s future and the progress the crew has made in recent at-sea periods. But with a few more months to go in the testing stage, the crew is still working to increase the reliability of multiple new technologies aboard the ship.

https://news.usni.org/2020/11/24/uss-gerald-r-ford-making-steady-progress-ahead-of-deployment
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Re: USS Gerald R. Ford Making Steady Progress Ahead of Deployment
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2020, 08:13:03 AM »
Have they actually gotten weapons elevators on it or is it going to be used as a showpiece with no weapons on it.  And while I'm thinking of it, they had better spend the $500,000  and get the human waste stations cleaned up. 000hehehehe
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