On Friday, June 18, the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) successfully completed the first scheduled explosive event as part of Full Ship Shock Trials (FSST).
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EMALS, AAG hit 8,000 aircraft recoveries, launches before completion of Ford Post Delivery Test & Trials
04 May 2021
Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) and Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) achieved 8,000 aircraft recoveries and launches aboard USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)...
30 Apr 2021
Officers from the DGA and French Navy embarked USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) during the carrier’s final independent steaming event (ISE 18) of post-delivery test and trials (PDT&T), Apr. 23-24.
22 Mar 2021
USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) completed its 17th Independent Steaming Event (ISE 17) after two weeks at sea in the Atlantic Ocean, March 21, 2021.
12 Nov 2020
The U.S. Navy commenced the first-ever fully integrated carrier strike group operations for the Ford-class carrier.
08 Jun 2020
With Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 embarked, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) logged significant milestones this week during Post Delivery Test and Trials (PDT&T) operations at sea.
04 Jun 2020
General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems announced that more than 3,000 catapult launches and landing arrestments using the EMALS system and AAG system have been successfully and safely completed aboard USS Gerald R. Ford.
22 May 2020
U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) achieved another milestone. The next generation carrier just completed a record 167 aircraft launches and recoveries in a single day with its EMALS and AAG systems.
19 May 2020
General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced on May 18. 2020 that it has been awarded a contract for ongoing engineering and logistics sustainment of Gerald R. Ford-class Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch Systems (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) systems by the Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent, MD.
15 May 2020
The U.S. Navy’s newest and most technologically-advanced aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), contributed to another milestone for naval aviation during carrier qualifications (CQ) for the “Wallbangers” of Airborne Command and Control Squadron (VAW-117) May 12.