• USS Ford Wraps Up Successful Sea Trials

    USS Ford Wraps Up Successful Sea Trials0

    The USS Gerald R. Ford pulled back into Norfolk Thursday a day ahead of schedule, after six days of successful trials at sea, the Navy announced. Navy leaders are hailing the run as a turning point for its newest aircraft, which has suffered a series of high-profile technological setbacks, according to Tribune News Service. “It

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  • Lawmaker Critical of USS Ford Delays; Spencer Fires Back

    Lawmaker Critical of USS Ford Delays; Spencer Fires Back0

    The USS Gerald R. Ford may not be ready to deploy until 2024, a Navy official said Tuesday during a Capitol Hill hearing. The carrier was originally set to deploy in 2018. The delay has been blamed mostly on technology development, according to USNI News. Rep. Elaine Luria (D-Va.) criticized the delay and called the

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  • Navy Again Delays Critical Work On USS Gerald Ford

    Navy Again Delays Critical Work On USS Gerald Ford0

    The Navy has again delayed its completion of critical work on the new aircraft carrier the USS Gerald R. Ford, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. James Geurts, Navy acquisitions secretary, announced the delay, saying the primary issue is its new weapons elevators which are magnet-driven rather than by cables on Nimitz-class carriers. The new elevators can lift

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