31 Jan '14, 8pm

Navy Alerted to Ford-class Carrier Reliability Issues

Navy Alerted to Ford-class Carrier Reliability Issues

Navy Alerted to Ford-class Carrier Reliability Issues By Kris Osborn Friday, January 31st, 2014 3:14 pm Posted in Naval A Pentagon weapons report says technologies being developed for the Navy’s new next-generation aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, are not reliable. In particular, the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation, or DOT&E, annual report said the ship’s new catapult, the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch Systems, or EMALS, Advanced Arresting Gear, Dual Band Radar and weapons elevators all need more testing and reliability improvement. The USS Ford, or CVN 78, is slated to complete Initial Operational Test & Evaluation in 2017, a key step before formally deploying in service with the Navy. The DOT&E report finds that key testing and reliability improvements are necessary for this to take place successfully. “DOT&E assesses that the poor or unknown reliabi...

Full article: http://www.dodbuzz.com/2014/01/31/navy-alerted-to-ford-cl...

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