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USS Ford Marks 4,000th Aircraft Launch, Recovery; Capt. Kenneth Sterbenz Quoted

USS Ford

The U.S. Navy has recorded the 4,000th aircraft launch and recovery of the USS Gerald R. Ford's Advanced Arresting Gear and Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System. The components are currently undergoing an 18-month post delivery test and trial and is on schedule to complete all requirements prior to its commissioning to the service branch.

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Navy Begins Aircraft Compatibility Testing of Gerald R. Ford Ship

The USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier is generating aircraft compatibility information from ongoing testing along the East Coast. The aircraft compatibility testing began on Jan. 16 and allows the U.S. Navy to further trial the ship's electromagnetic aircraft launch system and advanced arresting gear, the service branch said Tuesday.

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Navy to Build New Test Site for Ship Weapons Elevators

The U.S. Navy started construction on a land-based test site at Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia to speed up development of its new weapons elevators, a project that saw a delay due to technical issues, USNI News reported Friday. Capt. Danny Hernandez, spokesperson for Navy acquisition chief James Geurts, said the service aims to complete the facility in 2020.

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