January 10th – USS Gerald R. Ford), more than three years after delivery to the Navy, there are still major technical defects.
According to a report by the British Daily Mail on the 9th, the report was first obtained by Bloomberg.
According to the content, the latest problem with the aircraft carrier Ford originated from its aircraft take-off and landing system.
Affected by unreliable technical systems, military aircraft cannot take off or land on deck.
The report’s assessment is based on 3,975 military aircraft launch and landing operations tested by the aircraft carrier at sea, covering the period from November 2019 to September 2020.
Robert Behler, the head of testing, said that the lack of knowledge of reliability of new technology systems that are essential for flight operations may have a negative impact on the ability of the USS Ford to carry out military flight operations.
Baylor also wrote that two electromagnetic catapult system failures in 2020 caused the catapult to fail for three days, and said that its reliability problems became “more serious”.
In July 2017, the USS Ford was officially in service, and in 2018, it was exposed that there were problems with the electromagnetic ejection system.