Four years ago, in 2017, he commissioned one of the most feared treasures of the U.S. Navy, the first piece of the Ford class, the USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier. Although it has been a long time since the vehicle was first launched, it has not yet been given specific tasks because it is a very recent development despite its age. Which, unfortunately, also brought with it the phenomena that were common at the time: not all the instruments on board the ship operated with sufficient accuracy.
The Marines had now remedied the problems that had arisen, but the ship still could not avoid one of the most critical (and spectacular) tests of similar equipment. This can be described as a kind of “fracture test” aimed at examining the ship’s systems and their resistance. The latter, of course, is not controlled by the sailors with hammers, but by strong waves around the vehicle, which are caused by targeted explosions:
A Gizmodo according to him, such tests have been carried out since 1987, usually in the Atlantic Ocean. In each case, the detonation takes place near the ships to make the situation as close as possible to a sharp attack. In the case of the USS Gerald R. Ford, which cost $ 13 billion, the special test took place 160 kilometers off the coast of Florida, using roughly 20 tons of explosives. However, one of the current explosions was of such magnitude that it was identified by terrestrial seismographs as a 3.9 earthquake.
There have also been opponents of the blast, as many do not want to believe that testing on open water has no effect on Atlantic wildlife. The Navy also emphasized that the operation was carried out in accordance with environmentally friendly standards, which also took into account the migration patterns of marine life.
Source: technokrata by www.technokrata.hu.
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