The USS Ford makes history as you can see in this video. The aircraft carrier Geral Ford passed another milestone in recovering an aircraft on board and then launching it as well. This is the first actual at-sea use of its new magnetic technology as opposed to the old steam catapults and hydraulic arresting gear in the Nimitz class carrier. It appears to be a flawless execution of the processes in this great video.
As Written, Reported By and Seen First on Fox News:
The USS Gerald R. Ford, the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, successfully launched and landed an aircraft with advanced digital, magnetic technology, which replaces the older steam-driven catapult system.
The successful missions Friday came less than a week after President Trump commissioned the nearly $13 billion ship in Virginia.
“Today, USS Gerald R. Ford made history,” said Adm. Phil Davidson, commander of the U.S. Fleet Forces. “Great work by the Ford team and all the engineers who have worked hard to get the ship ready for this milestone.”
Trump suggested last spring that the Navy continue to use the steam-based catapult system to launch and snag aircraft on and off ships’ flight decks, amid the continued concerns about the cost to complete the USS Ford…….
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