America’s military defense continues to grow and advance its arsenal.
Most recently the USS Gerald R. Ford, commissioned by President Trump, had its first successful launch. The USS Ford is the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier and the first to with advanced digital magnetic technology.
The successful missions Friday came less than a week after President Trump commissioned the nearly $13 billion ship in Virginia.
“Today, USS Gerald R. Ford made history,” said Adm. Phil Davidson, commander of the U.S. Fleet Forces. “Great work by the Ford team and all the engineers who have worked hard to get the ship ready for this milestone.”
Prior to Friday’s missions, the new technology had been successfully tested ashore at Lakehurst, N.J., according to the Navy.
“This is the first shipboard recovery and launch of a fleet fixed wing aircraft,” said Capt. Rick McCormack, Ford’s commanding officer.