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Navy Certifies New Weapons Elevator for Gerald R. Ford Carrier

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The U.S. Navy has certified the USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier's fifth lower-stage advanced weapons elevator at Naval Station Norfolk, exhibiting an accelerated pace of operations. Rear Adm. James Downey, program executive officer for aircraft carriers, said in a statement posted Wednesday the elevator's certification demonstrates Ford's ability to quickly transport artillery from the carrier's deeper segments to the flight deck.

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Navy Receives Second USS Gerard R. Ford Advanced Weapons Elevator

The U.S. Navy has installed a second advanced weapons elevator to the USS Gerard R. Ford aircraft carrier, also known as CVN-78. The military service said on Wednesday it has accepted the AWE after it completed certification and tests from Huntington Ingalls Industries during the vessel's post-shakedown availability.

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