Friday, June 2, 2017

U.S. Navy Accepts New USS Ford Super Aircraft Carrier

The future USS Gerald R. Ford is the first in its class and first new aircraft carrier to join the U.S. Navy's fleet since the USS George H.W. Bush was delivered in 2009. U.S. Navy photo

USNI News: Carrier Ford Delivers To Navy After 15 Months of Delays

The Navy accepted delivery of the first-in-class aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) on May 31, following the completion of acceptance trials on May 26, the Navy announced today.

The carrier had been scheduled for a March 2016 commissioning originally, but technological problems with the advanced arresting gear and other first-in-class issues slowed delivery by a year and a half.

“Congratulations to everyone who has helped bring CVN 78 to this historic milestone,” Rear Adm. Brian Antonio, program executive officer for aircraft carriers, said in a Navy news release.
“Over the last several years, thousands of people have had a hand in delivering Ford to the Navy — designing, building and testing the Navy’s newest, most capable, most advanced warship. Without a doubt, we would not be here without the hard work and dedication of those from the program office, our engineering teams and those who performed and oversaw construction of this incredible warship. It is because of them that Ford performed so well during acceptance trials, as noted by the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey.”

Ford is the first carrier to deliver since 2009 and the first new-design carrier since 1975.

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More News On The U.S. Navy Accepting The New USS Ford Super Aircraft Carrier

Navy gets its Ford: $12.9 billion aircraft carrier delivered -- ABC News/AP
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Way Over Budget and Way Behind Schedule: US Accepts New USS Ford Supercarrier -- Sputnik
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USS Gerald R. Ford eclipses Navy’s supercarrier fleet -- FOX News
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