USS Gerald R Ford Loads Over Half a Million Tons of Ammo

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) conducted a conventional ammunition on-load, April 9, in support of workups and training for an upcoming deployment. Ford successfully on-loaded approximately 541,000 pounds of ordnance using both connected transfers and vertical lifts from the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12). More than 400 sailors from Ford’s weapons, deck and aircraft…

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Ammunition Loading Jetty for RN Surface Fleet Completed

The third and final jetty refurbishment to support the Royal Navy’s aircraft carriers has been handed over to its operators. The Northern Ammunition Jetty at Glen Mallan on the shores of Loch Long in Scotland was refurbished by VolkerStevin under a £67m contract awarded by Defence Infrastructure Organisation. Work began on the revamp in 2019 and the jetty will be…

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Practice ammunition for new frigates

November 5, 2020 (Google Translation) – On November 4, the budget committee of the German Bundestag gave the green light for the procurement of practice ammunition for the frigates of the Baden-Württemberg class. The Bundeswehr can now conclude a framework agreement on the manufacture and delivery of training ammunition in the 127 millimeter caliber. For around 33 million euros, around…

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