"We did break things, but we will fix them," Capt. Paul Lanzilotta, the USS Gerald R. Ford's commanding officer, said.
USS Gerald R. Ford is the first carrier to do shock trials since 1987, which is a sign the Navy is serious about making sure all its new gear works.
The massive explosion triggered about 100 miles off the coast of Florida registered a 3.9 on the Richter scale, the equivalent of a small earthquake.
The USS Gerald R. Ford completed the first explosive event of ship shock trials to see how the carrier holds up against shock and vibrations.
Videos of the blast set off near USS Gerald R. Ford show what the Navy put its new carrier through.
The aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford's crew said the shock trial testing proved "our warship can 'take a hit' and continue our mission."
Aviation Boatswain's Mates (Equipment) keep flight operations going aboard Navy carriers. But USS Gerald R. Ford doesn't need as many of them.
Delays, cost overruns, and technological glitches on the USS Gerald R. Ford grew so frustrating that the Navy and lawmakers clashed publicly over the ship in late 2019. Now the ship, which is the first new carrier design in four decades, is making rapid progress, and the Navy says the […]
When Navy Capt. Cassidy “Dudley” Norman landed an F/A-18E Super Hornet on the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford in October, he entered rare company for a Navy aviator. With the Ford, Norman has now landed on aircraft carriers of six different classes. That’s not a common accomplishment, and it’s […]
The US Navy’s aircraft carriers are some of the most imposing vessels ever put to sea. But the carriers the Navy has now are the just latest on a long line ships that dominated during World War II and continue to project US might around the world. Visit Business Insider’s […]
The aircraft launch system on the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford failed during recent at-sea testing, and the US Navy is still trying to figure out exactly what went wrong. A fault in the power handling elements of the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) caused it to fail, hindering […]
US Navy aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford experienced a power problem during recent testing at sea that left it unable to launch aircraft, the Navy says. An unexpected fault in the power-handling elements of the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) affected flight operations for days. The failure is a […]
The USS Gerald R. Ford is the first of a new class of Navy supercarriers, and Insider recently had the opportunity to talk to the captain about his experiences. While the Ford has had its fair share of problems, Capt. J.J. Cummings says there is nothing he misses about the […]
The Navy’s new, first-in-class aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford tested of important combat systems in March and April. The carrier’s first certification of integrated combat systems tested its Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon and Identification of Friend or Foe. The Ford also conducted sea-based developmental testing of vital combat […]
The new, first-in-class aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford is decked out with new technology, but work on the ship has been waylaid by cost overruns and delays. Those issues have been a sore spot between lawmakers, the Navy, and the shipbuilder, but the last six months have seen marked […]
The US Navy’s first-in-class carrier USS Gerald R. Ford completed flight-deck and carrier air-traffic control centre certifications this month. Those milestones underscore the progress of carrier, which has struggled with an array of new systems, and make it able to play a much bigger role in the fleet, as it […]
The toilets on the Navy’s newest aircraft carriers clog frequently, and fixing them costs $US400,000 per flush, according to a new government watchdog report. The Navy installed new toilet and sewage systems on the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush and the newer first-in-class USS Gerald R. Ford. To […]