USS Gerald R. Ford sets out to sea

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    Future USS Gerald R. Ford Underway for Builder's Sea Trials


    http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=99811

    WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is underway for its first set of sea trials, known as Builder's Sea Trials (BST). Builder's sea trials provide an opportunity to test systems, components and compartments at sea for the first time.

    Over the next several days, CVN 78 Sailors, shipbuilders from Huntington Ingalls Industries - Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS), the Navy's Supervisor of Shipbuilding and Naval Sea Systems Command personnel will be working side-by-side testing many of the ship's key systems and technologies.

    "The Navy and our industry partners are excited to have the future USS Gerald R. Ford underway under her own power for the first time, executing a rigorous and comprehensive test program for this first-of-class ship," said Rear Adm. Brian Antonio, program executive officer for aircraft carriers. "This milestone is the culmination of years of hard work and dedication, and we look forward to learning a great deal during sea trials. We will continue to work together to deliver Ford's critical capabilities to the fleet."

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    Britain's QE should be done with its trials this year.

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    Phalanx, RAM, Evolved Sea Sparrow. Interesting to see that they've retained the Sea Sparrow box for ESSM. I wonder why the US doesn't outfit its carriers with a VLS like Japan, India and Russia do?
     
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    Future USS Gerald R. Ford completes successful builder's sea trials, begins preparations for acceptance trials

    http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=99920

    The future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) returned from Builder's Sea Trials to Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia on April 14 after seven days at sea.

    During this initial at-sea period, Ford's crew, representatives from Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding, the Navy's CVN 78 Program Office, the Navy's Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair and various technical subject matter experts demonstrated many of the ship's capabilities including tracking aircraft using the Dual Band Radar, conducting "no load" cycles using the new electromagnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS) and small boat operations.

    As is typical with sea trials, the Navy and shipbuilder learned a great deal about the ship's performance during the extensive testing. Analysis continues, and any identified corrective actions will be addressed.

    CVN 78 remains on track to conduct acceptance trials and delivery to the Navy this spring.

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    Fantastic looking vessel. I'm jealous:involve:.

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