Testing suggests US Navy’s $13 billion supercarrier isn’t ready to defend itself

Testing suggests US Navy’s $13 billion supercarrier isn’t ready to defend itself

The USS Gerald R. Ford, the first of a new class of US Navy aircraft carrier, may not yet be ready to defend itself in combat, a new report revealed. The Pentagon’s weapons testing office reported three critical combat systems on the Ford had ’limitations and deficiencies’. These combat capabilities are necessary a defense expert and former Navy officer reported.

Skeptic
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Josh
Josh 2 months

No carrier can defend itself... it is why they travel in a Carrier Strike Group...

Robert
Robert 2 months

No, it can't, that would be the job of the rest of the carrier GROUP.

Seekster
Seekster 2 months

The Gerald Ford is the first ship in a new class of ship. Of course there are going to be a few issues early on. Saying the carrier cannot defend itself is a gross overstatement. If it can launch aircraft then it can technically defend itself.

Beisht Kione
Beisht Kione 2 months

Meh, sounds like a software issue that can be corrected. Would have been been put on the boat if the system hadnt already been proven. Theyll get it figured out.

IvoryDove
IvoryDove 2 months

Let's put it in the media... They literally must have heard the saying "Loose lips sink ships!" We have people who are paid to deal with this AND have a security clearance. We don't need the media blabbering it to the world.

Pedro Rodriguez
Pedro Rodriguez 2 months

Well look out for lighthouses then.

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