22 Jul '17, 11am

After years of doubt, a Ford-class carrier is set to join the fleet:

After years of doubt, a Ford-class carrier is set to join the fleet:

Aboard the USS Ford (July 10, 2017) The bridge of the aircraft carrier Gerald Ford may not look much different than other aircraft carrier bridges, but according Quartermaster 1st Class (SW) Jose Triana, behind the scened is technology never seen on a Navy ship. The ship's helm is connected to the ship's rudders by fiber optic cables that drive 20 redundant control units that run the hydraulic steering units which turn the massive rudders under the ship’s stern.

Full article: https://www.navytimes.com/articles/after-years-of-doubt-a...

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