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Re: USS Gerald R Ford (CVN-78) - Ford class
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2018, 03:45:59 AM »
Carrier USS Gerald R Ford cost rises | Janes - 14 May 2018
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Before this increase, Congress had set a cost of about USD12.9 billion, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) noted in an April report that provides cost, schedule, and related updates for major Pentagon programmes. Initially, Congress had established a procurement cost cap of USD10.5 billion for the ship, but the USN has been permitted to increase that cap to correct deficiencies identified during testing as well as those changes required to ensure the safety of the ship and personnel.

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Re: USS Gerald R Ford (CVN-78) - Ford class
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2018, 01:13:45 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5CXnKn-Vnk

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Published on Oct 14, 2017
Fascinating video Onboard the brand new USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). This video include several flight Deck Operations with US Navy McDonnell Douglas F/A-18's Hornet during day and night.


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Re: USS Gerald R Ford (CVN-78) - Ford class
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2019, 12:46:23 AM »
USS Gerald R. Ford receives first functional weapons elevator | Naval Today - January 17, 2019
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The navy hailed hailed the event as a major milestone for the ship and the Ford-class of aircraft carriers to follow.

Though the first elevator has been accepted, work still remains on the remaining 10. Currently, all shipboard installation and testing activities of the AWEs are due to be completed prior to the end of Fordís PSA, scheduled for July. However, some remaining certification documentation will be performed for five of the 11 elevators after PSA completion.

USS Gerald R. Ford is the first Ford-class aircraft carrier and is the first new carrier design in over 40 years. Unlike Nimitz-class carrier elevators that utilize cables for movement, the Ford class elevators are commanded via electromagnetic, linear synchronous motors allowing for greater capacities and a faster movement of weapons.

The new design will allow the ship to be able to move up to 24,000 pounds of ordnance at 150 feet-per-minute. This is in contrast to the 10,500 pounds at up to 100 feet-per-minute on a Nimitz-class carrier.