The Reason the Navy Is Exploding Bombs Near Its New Nuclear Aircraft Carrier

The Reason the Navy Is Exploding Bombs Near Its New Nuclear Aircraft CarrierWill the new USS Ford carrier be able to withstand major underwater explosions? The US Navy is planning to finalize weapons integration on its new USS Ford carrier and explode bombs in various sea conditions near the ship to prepare for major combat on the open seas, service officials said. Service weapons testers will detonate a wide range of bombs, to include a variety of underwater sea mines to assess the carrier’s ability to withstand enemy attacks “Shock Trials,” as they are called, are typically one of the final stages in the Navy process designed to bring warships from development to operational deployment.



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