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U.S. Navy releases incredible video of 100,000-tonne ship high-speed turns

The U.S. Navy released the incredible video on how 100,000-tonne aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) conducted high-speed turns during sea trials.

USS Gerald R. Ford conducted high-speed turns in the Atlantic Ocean.

The massive ship was at sea from 25 Oct to 30 Oct before returning to Norfolk Naval Base.

Also, reported that Program Executive Office (PEO) Aircraft Carriers announced the successful completion of the Post-Shakedown Availability/Selected Restricted Availability (PSA/SRA) for USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Oct. 30 as the ship returned to its home port at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia.

PSA completion marks a significant shipbuilding milestone for USS Gerald R. Ford, the first ship in a next-generation class that will serve for 50 years as the centerpiece of national defense in an increasingly complex security environment.

“This is a warship like none other, and the process of returning her to fleet service reflects the great technical skill, professionalism and tenacity of the government/industry team,” said Rear Adm. James Downey, program executive officer for Aircraft Carriers. “USS Gerald R. Ford is the most technologically advanced, most lethal combat platform in the world. Everyone, from the highest levels of government to the crew working the deck plates, is laser focused on this aircraft carrier being ready to enter fleet service.”

A PSA is a typical period of construction availability in the early life of a ship during which the Navy and shipbuilder resolve issues that arise during initial at-sea periods and make any needed changes and upgrades. The CVN 78 PSA began on July 15, 2018, and included work on Advanced Weapons Elevators (AWEs), repairs to the ship’s main reduction gear, improvements to the throttle control system, upgrades to the Advanced Arresting Gear, and numerous other maintenance tasks.

During the PSA, most individual discrepancies, known as “trial cards,” that had been identified during …read more

Read more here:: Defence Blog (Naval)

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