Can The US Navy’s New $13 Billion Carrier Defend Itself?
By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) –The combat system for the Navy’s newest and costliest warship, the $13 billion Gerald R. Ford, “has yet to demonstrate that it can effectively” defend the...
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 5, 2014) Sailors from Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 3, the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23), The Military Sealift Command diving and salvage vessel USNS Salvor (T-ARS 52), Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group 1, Fleet Combat Camera Pacific, and Fleet Weather Center San Diego are in the Pacific Ocean supporting Orion crew module recovery operations. Anchorage is conducting the first exploration test flight for the NASA Orion program. EFT-1 is the fifth at sea testing of the Orion Crew Module using a Navy well deck recovery method. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Corey Green/Released)
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