Future USS Gerald R. Ford Underway for Builder’s Sea Trials

April 10, 2017 – The future USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier is underway for its first set of sea trials, known as Builder’s Sea Trials. Builder’s sea trials provide an opportunity to test systems, components and compartments at sea for the first time. Over the next several days, the future Gerald R. Ford’s sailors, shipbuilders from Huntington Ingalls Industries – Newport News Shipbuilding, the Navy’s Supervisor of Shipbuilding and Naval Sea Systems Command personnel will be working side-by-side testing many of the ship’s key systems and technologies. “The Navy…

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Future USS Gerald R. Ford Underway for Builder’s Sea Trials

April 8, 2017 – The future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is underway for its first set of sea trials, known as Builder’s Sea Trials (BST). Builder’s sea trials provide an opportunity to test systems, components and compartments at sea for the first time. Over the next several days, CVN 78 Sailors, shipbuilders from Huntington Ingalls Industries – Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS), the Navy’s Supervisor of Shipbuilding and Naval Sea Systems Command personnel will be working side-by-side testing many of the ship’s key systems and technologies. “The Navy and…

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