Is That Supposed To Happen? – New Gigantic Supercarrier Might Have A Few Issues To Iron Out
The latest addition to the United States Navy has been stealing the show ever since it arrived on the scene. The USS Gerald R. Ford becomes the first Supercarrier in the fleet and is set to redefine naval combat. The technology is advanced but it is still fairly new, so the massive Super Carrier still has a few issues to iron out.
The main factor that is drawing attention lately is the brand new catapult system. Previous systems used steam power and arresting cables to launch and catch fighters but this new carrier implements a magnetic catapult. However, it looks like the new system is a little rough, so rough that sparks start to fly when fighters land.
Because the Ford-class carrier was essentially was still being designed as it was built it overran on costs and the technology. The new technology has been criticized by the President of the United States for high costs and untested reliability. Things typically get off to a rough start to it makes sense that a few trial landing may produce a rough landing or two.
See for yourself as F/A-18 Super Hornets land causing sparks to fly on the deck of the USS Gerald R. Ford.