The United States Navy has completed its first test of explosives as part of Exercise “Full Ship Shock Trials” launched on the east coast of the country.
About 18,000 kilograms of explosives were used in the blast. The US Geological Survey recorded the explosion as a 3.9 magnitude earthquake.
The aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford completed its first scheduled explosives exercise on Friday while sailing in the Atlantic Ocean.
The US Navy announced that the explosion was made to measure the ship’s impact resistance. Named after the 38th President of the United States, Gerald R. Ford, the ship is the most expensive aircraft carrier with a value of $ 13 billion.
The ship, whose construction began in 2005 and was launched exactly 12 years later, holds an important place in the future plans of the United States.
The US Department of Defense (Pentagon) plans to build 12 more ships with similar characteristics in the coming period.
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In the statement made by the US Navy, the following statements were included;
“The high-end aircraft carrier was designed using advanced computer modeling methods, testing and analysis to ensure the ship is toughened to withstand combat conditions, and these crash tests validate the data. used to validate the impact stiffness of the vessel.
Ford crash tests are being conducted off the east coast of the United States as part of a program that meets environmental mitigation requirements, while respecting known migration patterns of marine life in the area. trial.
Ford is the newest and most advanced aircraft carrier in the US Navy. The vessel successfully completed an 18-month post-delivery testing and testing period in April, during which the crew completed all required tests, completed scheduled upgrades and maintenance ahead of schedule. planned, and learned lessons to improve the reliability of Ford-Class systems.