Use, spectacular explosion at sea to test the strength of the aircraft carrier

Use, spectacular explosion at sea to test the strength of the aircraft carrier
Use, spectacular explosion at sea to test the strength of the aircraft carrier

The explosion, which took place in depth, with a charge of over 18,000 kg was recorded by the US Geophysical Institute as a 3.9 magnitude earthquake

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The US Navy tested the new aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford with a mega explosion that appeared on the US Geophysical Institute’s radar as a 3.9 magnitude earthquake. Carried out last Friday about 100 miles off the coast of Florida, the test was captured on video by the US Naval Institute’s cameras. The explosion, which occurred deep near the aircraft carrier with a 40,000-pound (18,143kg) charge, raised a giant column of water. The test is the first of three so-called ‘Full Ship Shock Trials´ (FSST) designed to simulate the performance of the aircraft carrier in a war scenario. At the end of the tests, reports the BBC, the USS Gerald R. Ford will undergo “modernization, maintenance and repair” and six months later will enter service.

June 21, 2021 – Updated June 21, 2021, 9:22 am

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