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

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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 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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USS Gerald R. Ford Undergoes Combat System Tests

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The U.S. Navy concluded vital combat system testing of the USS Gerald R. Ford nuclear aircraft carrier within the ship's post-delivery test and trials phase. The carrier demonstrated technology integration and combat system performance during the tests that took place in the Atlantic Ocean, the service branch said Tuesday.

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Government-Industry Team Move Forward With USS Gerald R. Ford Weapons Elevator Testing

The U.S. Navy and Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News Shipbuilding division have begun phase two testing of an aircraft carrier's lower weapons elevator, DVIDS Hub reported Thursday. Personnel from Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division, work with HII engineers to assess the operation of USS Gerald R. Ford’s lower stage weapons elevator.

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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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