USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)

Follow updates and learn more about the legacy of the U.S. Navy’s newest ship, CVN 78, in its newest class of aircraft carriers, the Ford Class.

USS Gerald R. Ford EMALS Catapult Tests

Newport News Shipbuilding recently produced a news segment highlighting Ship Sponsor Susan Ford Bales’ June 16, 2015 participation in the EMALS Testing, touring the building process of CVN 78 and speaking with fellow shipbuilders as they work to complete CVN 78

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GoPro attached to sled during CVN 78 EMALS testing

During the recent USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) EMALS (Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System) testing, a GoPro camera was attached to the sled and filmed its successful launch off the flight deck as Ship Sponsor Susan Ford Bales issued the command signals

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