USS Tripoli Completes First CSSQT

August 18, 2021 – Sailors aboard amphibious assault ship USS Tripoli (LHA 7) completed the ship’s first-ever Combat System Ship Qualification Trials (CSSQT) earlier this month. CSSQT is a major milestone where teams demonstrate the ship’s weapons systems’ ability to effectively communicate and destroy incoming threats in an operational environment. “This test is designed to go through all of the…

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USS Gerald R. Ford closes out evolutionary 18-month PDT&T

May 5, 2021 – USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) completed its 18-month post-delivery test and trials (PDT&T) period on 30 April, after finishing Combat Systems Ship’s Qualification Trials (CSSQT) in mid-April with an exceptional performance. Since the October 2019 start of PDT&T, the ship completed all required testing, certified the flight deck, embarked the air wing, accomplished work ahead…

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Gerald R Ford Combat Systems Tested

April 7, 2020 – USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) recently completed testing of vital combat systems while underway in the Atlantic Ocean. These tests, conducted during Ford’s post-delivery test and trials (PDT&T) phase, are designed to stress the ship’s combat system capabilities and demonstrate the successful integration of new technologies, which the crew employs to defend the aircraft carrier.…

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