USS Gerald R. Ford Completed Full Ship Shock Trials With Its Final Explosive Event

The aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) successfully completed the third and final explosive event of Full Ship Shock Trials while sailing in the Atlantic Ocean.

The Full Ship Shock Trials took place in the Atlantic Ocean on the 8th of August.

The US Navy performs live-explosive shock tests on new ship designs to ensure that our warships can continue to satisfy exacting mission requirements in the severe conditions that they may face in battle.

Shock trials test a ship’s shock resistance and ability to maintain operations in a simulated combat situation using live munitions. The first-in-class aircraft carrier withstood the impact of three 40,000-pound underwater explosions fired at increasing distances from the ship during the four-month testing period.

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