NWI - Naval Warfare

Elevator woes linger on new US carrier, as ‘nightmare weapon’ concerns raised

2nd August 2019 - 12:48 GMT | by Marc Selinger in Washington, DC

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The US Navy is struggling to fix technical problems with the advanced weapons elevators on the first Ford-class aircraft carrier, according to a key senator.

Only two of the ship’s 11 elevators will be working when USS Gerald R Ford (CVN-78) leaves its current maintenance and upgrade period ...

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