USS Gerald R. Ford to trap its first aircraft in November

The U.S. Navy has given an update on the test schedule of the Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) aboard USS Gerald R. Ford. Capt. Chris Meyer, program manager for the CVN-78 class, told USNI News that the first arrested landing will now occur in November.

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) on the James River in 2013
By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Aidan P. Campbell [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

He admitted that the test schedule has slipped due to a design issue discover three years ago but there is little impact on the delivery schedule as the ship has to undergone additional post-delivery tests.

Super Hornet will be the first type to be cleared for landing, followed by the E-2.

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