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Built by Huntington Ingalls Industries at their Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss., the AMERICA was put through more than 200 test events. Engineers checked the operation of the gas turbine/electric-powered propulsion system, along with anchor handling, flight operations, and combat systems’ evaluations. The ship was operated by Ingalls employees assisted by members of the ship’s Navy crew.
“The Ingalls team and the ship performed very well,” said Richard Schenk, Ingalls’ vice president of test and trials.
Navy observers were also pleased with the trials.
“The ship performed well at sea and largely exceeded my expectations. The state of completion is right where it should be for builder’s trials,” said Capt. Chris Mercer, Amphibious Warfare program manager for the Program Executive Office, Ships. “Our joint government and industry team comprehensively tested every aspect of the ship’s equipment and systems, and the results leave us with a clear path to a successful acceptance trials and delivery next year.”
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Nice! S&F for the info.
Which reminds me...
I once had (around 2008) a vision about a strange vehicle carrying political figures to safety in the southern Pacific ocean. In my vision I saw that the submarine-like vehicle was not rigid, but instead was composed of a metallic skeleton-like structure, around which a flexible fabric was stretched. I am just wondering if, by any chance, you ever stumbled upon such a vehicle during your searches?
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Buzz kill , i know , but is there really any need for this ship ?
Now that David Cameron and co. have sold off the British Navy and Air Force , is there really any need for the US to build anything else ? you have the biggest Navy on the planet , not the best , but certainly the biggest .
It’s show the efficiency of American army. When are talking about the technology and weapon then we realized that American army is in high level. Thanks for sharing this great information.