US carrier Ford conducts second shock trial, after technical failure halted earlier attempt | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

US carrier Ford conducts second shock trial, after technical failure halted earlier attempt

U.S. Navy aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford completed its second in-water shock trial on July 16, after an attempt earlier in the month failed due to technical issues.

Ford is undergoing a three-part test series to ensure the first-in-class carrier is properly battle-hardened. The service will set off three blasts in the water, each successively closer to the ship – and after each blast, the crew tests all major ship systems to ensure they weren’t harmed and inspects the hull for any signs of damage.

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