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USS Gerald R. Ford endures final blast to complete shock trials

After completing the third and final explosive event, the lead Ford-class carrier will now begin preparations for a 2022 deployment.

First Ford-class carrier put through major test with full ship shock...

The US Navy has finally completed much anticipated full ship shock trials (FSST) for the lead ship of its next generation of...

USS Gerald R. Ford wraps up combat systems qualification trials

The qualification trials marked the first time the crew fired missiles from USS Gerald R. Ford.

US Navy’s newest carrier completes acoustic trials for torpedo defense fine...

The lead ship of the new generation of US Navy aircraft carriers, the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), completed acoustic and...

New US Navy carrier Ford completes largest aircraft embark to date

The ship's crew successfully managed the loss of EMALS during the latest round of trials.

USS Gerald R. Ford tackles E-2D in another round of qualifications

The US Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), achieved another milestone for naval aviation as the “Wallbangers” of...

US Navy’s next-generation carrier Ford now has five functional elevators

The US Navy announced on April 22 that the fifth advanced weapons elevator (AWE) aboard the first-of-class aircraft carrier USS Gerald R....

USS Gerald R. Ford completes aircraft compatibility testing

US Navy's newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), has completed aircraft compatibility testing (ACT) after 16 days at...

US Navy’s most expensive warship ever starts aircraft compatibility testing

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is testing its systems ahead of a first deployment that is set for 2022.

US Navy’s $13B aircraft carrier tests stability in high speed turns

The first of the new class of US Navy aircraft carriers, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), completed sea trials following its...

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