The aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) pulls into Naval Station Norfolk for the first time, upon completion of the ship’s builders trials. HII photo.
USNI News: Carrier Ford to Begin Acceptance Trials this Month; Navy Expects Quick Delivery Afterwards
The first-in-class aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) will head to sea by the end of the month for its last set of trials before the Navy accepts delivery of the ship and commissions it into the fleet, the acting Navy secretary said today.
Sean Stackley told reporters after delivering a speech at the U.S. Naval Institute’s annual meeting that the carrier would head to sea before Memorial Day for its acceptance trials.
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Update: USS Gerald Ford Supercarrier Finally to Undergo Sea Trials This Month (Sputnik)
WNU Editor: Only 3 years late and billions over budget.