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The lead American aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) will still be "blown up" as part of tests

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The lead aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) will still be "blown up" as part of the FSST (Full Scale Shock Trials) program. The decision to conduct a "shock test" was made by the command of the US Navy.


Explosive tests of the aircraft carrier are scheduled for the summer of 2021 and are slated to complete a long-term test program for the new ship. During the "shock test" the military expects to receive confirmation of the reliability of the systems and devices of the aircraft carrier.

Plans to subject the new aircraft carrier to explosive tests were announced back in 2018. Then the US military decided which of the aircraft carriers to "blow up": the head Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) or the first serial USS John F. Kennedy (CVN-79). The choice fell on the head, but for some reason the tests did not take place or were postponed to a later time, the US Navy command did not name the reason.

The US Navy has developed a special program FSST, according to which the test ship is subjected to a series of three explosions. At a distance of less than 100 m from the ship, 4,5 tons of explosives are detonated under the water (the exact FSST testing methodology is secret). After detonating the charge, a special team collects data from hundreds of sensors fixed at different points on the ship and determines the level of damage.

Thus, the Americans confirm the strength of the ship and the operation of its systems in extreme conditions and identify design flaws in order to correct them in the next ships of the series. Therefore, mainly the lead ships of the series are subjected to "shock test".
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  1. Captain45
    Captain45 11 May 2021 13: 03
    +11
    The US Navy has developed a special program FSST, according to which the test ship is subjected to a series of three explosions. At a distance of less than 100 m from the ship, 4,5 tons of explosives are detonated under the water (the exact FSST testing methodology is secret). (C)
    What method is there - the fish are jammed by parasites! laughing
    1. dauria
      dauria 11 May 2021 13: 38
      +10
      What method is there - the fish are jammed by parasites!

      In ancient times, after repairing a tube TV, it was necessary to punch in several times with a fist from above and from the side. A guarantee that the indignant owner will not come to you in a day with the exclamation "We drank the vodka, but the box does not work again!"
      1. For example
        For example 11 May 2021 15: 20
        0
        You can blow it up without quotes.
        They say it didn't work out.

        There is a lot of dough in the United Republics of America, they will build a new one. Jobs again Same.

        And on the show "explosion" you can raise a little dough.

        [/ quote] At a distance of less than 100 m from the ship, 4,5 MEGA tons of explosive [quote]

        Corrected a little. P&B say it will be better this way. laughing
        1. Shurik70
          Shurik70 11 May 2021 17: 33
          0
          Quote: For example
          You can blow it up without quotes.

          And to introduce new sanctions against Russia for this
          (Petrov and Bashirov will not regret the explosives stolen in Ukraine, even if just tons, without MEGA)
          Well, if it's no joke, Russia needs these tests more than the United States.
          So I hope Petrov and Bashirov will be there.
  2. mojohed2012
    mojohed2012 11 May 2021 13: 08
    +1
    Yes, he has a charge under the bottom - why torture ... Less expenses at the expense of taxpayers for the maintenance of this trough!
  3. SaLaR
    SaLaR 11 May 2021 13: 09
    0
    It is safer to blow up in the hold ... am
    1. Tusv
      Tusv 11 May 2021 13: 32
      +1
      Kingstones do not need to be opened and blown up. And so the Yankees confirm the reliability of the ship by explosions, We are the Arctic. In my opinion, our method is better, but more expensive than explosions.
    2. vadim dok
      vadim dok 11 May 2021 14: 58
      -1
      Build your aircraft carrier first, and then blow it up, even in the hold, even under the bottom!
      1. Sergey Kulikov_3
        Sergey Kulikov_3 11 May 2021 17: 57
        +2
        Have you already built yours or do you hope to get everything written off from the owner?
  4. Ross xnumx
    Ross xnumx 11 May 2021 13: 13
    -1
    Thus, the Americans confirm the strength of the ship and the operation of its systems in extreme conditions and identify design flaws in order to correct them in the next ships of the series.

    Pancake. What is there ... Ask the videoconferencing for the "old friendship". Let them rasshrenchat to the very bitter. Double benefit:
    1. Proof of the survivability of the aircraft carrier.
    2. Proof of the failure of Russian hypersonic weapons.
    Or simply - PROOF OF THE EFFICIENCY OF THE RUSSIAN HYPERSONIC WEAPON.
    And then they will again "dazzle the mulya", as here:

    For comparison:
  5. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 11 May 2021 13: 22
    +1
    I have questions, with such shock tests there is a minimum number of crew on board, for survivability if something goes wrong, for example, knocks out the outboard fittings. And whose power supply is provided to the systems, ADH rum or, all the same, at least one nuclear reactor?
    1. NDR-791
      NDR-791 11 May 2021 14: 25
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      Quote: tralflot1832
      ADG rum or all the same at least one nuclear reactor?

      And so that the pipes in the reactor break ... and enough
  6. Dizel200
    Dizel200 11 May 2021 13: 26
    +3
    Americans, can we throw Zircon or Dagger on it? Well pzhlsta laughing and you will see what will happen in one go
  7. Basarev
    Basarev 11 May 2021 13: 32
    +2
    It's all self-indulgence. It would be more correct to shoot with a real rocket.
  8. Alexander Morozov
    Alexander Morozov 11 May 2021 13: 38
    +6
    It turns out that there was a fire drill at Bonhomme Richard.
  9. APASUS
    APASUS 11 May 2021 13: 43
    +3
    What are the goals of this test? Survivability of systems? I understand he flew into a mine or a missile hit, even without a warhead
    1. Alex777
      Alex777 11 May 2021 16: 16
      +2
      Resistance to blast damage from nuclear warheads is assessed. hi
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 11 May 2021 16: 45
        +3
        Quote: Alex777
        Resistance to blast damage from nuclear warheads is assessed. hi

        The resistance of the hull to a blast wave, so this practically does not solve anything. In a nuclear explosion, all the locators and instruments, the superstructure will blow off the deck, the elevators will jam even if the ship does not sink, it will not be able to perform its functions, not to mention the radioactive contamination. atoll Mururoa everything has already been shown

        The US light aircraft carrier USS Independence (CVL-22) afire aft, soon after the "Able Day" atomic bomb air burst test at Bikini on 1 July 1946 (Operation Crossroads). The bomb had exploded off the ship's port quarter, causing massive blast damage in that area, and progressively less further forward. The carrier did not sink during the tests and was finally sunk as a target off San Francisco, California (USA), on 27 January 1951.
        1. Alex777
          Alex777 11 May 2021 16: 47
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          The resistance of the hull to a blast wave, so this practically does not solve anything. In a nuclear explosion, all locators and instruments will be blown off the deck, even if the ship does not sink, it will not be able to perform its functions, not to mention radioactive contamination. The test on Mururoa Atoll is all already showed

          Since then (from Mururoa) they have been carrying out large ships through such tests. Apparently, they understand why. wink
        2. yehat2
          yehat2 12 May 2021 10: 11
          +1
          Quote: APASUS
          The test at Mururoa Atoll everyone has already shown

          not all of them showed.
          now their aviks are designed with much greater potential to absorb explosion damage.
          They provide for entire zones of constructive protection, which can only be pierced by a powerful Basalt-type missile.
          Yes, a vigorous explosion will spoil a lot, but many of the ship's functions will remain.
          And nuclear contamination is possible only if one of the old "dirty" bombs falls very close.
          1. APASUS
            APASUS 12 May 2021 15: 13
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            Quote: yehat2
            Yes, a vigorous explosion will spoil a lot, but many of the ship's functions will remain.

            How is it ?
            THE AFFECTING FACTORS of a nuclear explosion are: a shock wave, light radiation, penetrating radiation, radioactive contamination and an electromagnetic pulse.

            A piece of burnt, radiating iron, with disabled electronic equipment, will retain its functions of a floating airfield
            1. yehat2
              yehat2 12 May 2021 15: 33
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              you would not watch an advertisement, but documentaries about the real effects of nuclear explosions, including those with the participation of living experimental subjects - for example, American soldiers in Nevada or ours in Semipalatinsk, or the residents of Hiroshima, before declaring this
              if the ship was not directly hit and missed by a couple of kilometers, then the light does not care, radiation only from old dirty bombs, the shock wave will be, but significantly weakened, a water wave will still rise, but it is not dangerous for such a large ship, an electromagnetic pulse will knock out part of the electronics , but that's all.
              Yes, the ship will immediately be incapable of combat, but in a few days the team will be able to restore some of the functions.
              I also did not mention thermal radiation, which can noticeably heat the ship, but only from the outside and for a short time.
              1. APASUS
                APASUS 12 May 2021 15: 47
                -1
                Quote: yehat2
                you would not watch an advertisement, but documentaries about the real effects of nuclear explosions

                I don’t remember that we would drink in the gateway .................... when did we switch to you?
                1. yehat2
                  yehat2 12 May 2021 15: 49
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                  I see no reason to speak otherwise with someone who boorishly declares that I am cheating.
                  be polite and the answer will be the same.
  10. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 11 May 2021 13: 51
    -1
    Naive American admirals, everyone hopes that they will miss such a target. Even a missile with nuclear warheads is not a pity for such a "barn".
    1. Rusticolus
      Rusticolus 11 May 2021 14: 18
      -1
      Well, the Americans have already managed to smear on a drifting aircraft carrier by shooting almost point-blank. They probably measure others by themselves.
      1. Evgeny Goncharov (smoogg)
        Evgeny Goncharov (smoogg) 12 May 2021 11: 18
        +2
        and by whom do you need to measure your aircraft carriers - according to you? Lay 2 sunken aircraft for every 140 sorties?
        1. Rusticolus
          Rusticolus 12 May 2021 11: 46
          0
          And what have I to do with it, I did not shoot my own avik drifting at close range from the submarine. How could one miss something at all? Although these are not able to do that. 200 corpses against zero yaps, which were not even there. This is the same as now the Ukrainians who manage to really die in the war with Russia, to which Russia did not even come. Well, at least these teachers are knowledgeable. laughing
  11. cniza
    cniza 11 May 2021 13: 59
    +3
    After detonating the charge, a special team collects data from hundreds of sensors fixed at different points of the ship, and determines the level of damage.


    I still do not understand why they are going to do this, all this can be calculated on models and computer programs, they muddle something ...
    1. vadim dok
      vadim dok 11 May 2021 15: 02
      +1
      The theory will be tested by practice - it's safer!
    2. Alex777
      Alex777 11 May 2021 16: 19
      0
      all this can be calculated using models and computer programs

      You can't. On models, this Ford is already in the fleet.
      And in fact, they plan to achieve combat readiness by 2024.
    3. Alf
      Alf 11 May 2021 19: 09
      +1
      Quote: cniza
      all this can be calculated using models and computer programs,

      Apparently, the Senate Appropriations Commission took over the aircraft carrier, so the admirals want to hide the ends in the water so that no one knows the amount of kickbacks and cuts.
      1. cniza
        cniza 11 May 2021 20: 48
        +3
        Here, this is the most likely version ... yes
  12. Incomprehensible
    Incomprehensible 11 May 2021 14: 04
    +2
    Is it expensive? Our military could help do this for free. And the experience gained would not hurt ...
    1. agond
      agond 11 May 2021 14: 22
      0
      If 4.5 tons per 100m, then we are talking about studying resistance to a wave from a nuclear charge, if this is so, then it is better to detonate several conventional explosives at once so that they create a common shock wave front of a large radius, which will be when a nuclear weapon blasts at a great distance from aircraft carrier.
  13. Ros 56
    Ros 56 11 May 2021 14: 24
    +1
    Advice to the performers, let them blow up over the Mariana Trench so that no one gets it and does not show for all the jambs and cut the dough. wassat
  14. smaug78
    smaug78 11 May 2021 15: 25
    +2
    The most beautiful thing is the comments ....
  15. Pavel57
    Pavel57 11 May 2021 15: 40
    -1
    The big ship has a big torpedo.
  16. Just a Traveler
    Just a Traveler 11 May 2021 15: 57
    +3
    Well done.
    I would be very curious to see the test results.
  17. xorek
    xorek 11 May 2021 16: 12
    -1
    still "blown up" as part of the tests

    And can still try "Daggers" or "Zircons"? Give it to us amers .. We will arrange a show for you !!!
  18. Pavel episkop
    Pavel episkop 11 May 2021 16: 45
    -1
    I propose to present this aircraft carrier to the "skakuas brothers". As the saying goes, "if you want to ruin a country, give it an aircraft carrier." Let them rejoice and think of this
  19. Sergey Kulikov_3
    Sergey Kulikov_3 11 May 2021 18: 12
    0
    Why 100 meters? Do Russian missiles have accuracy in bast shoes on the map? Don't worry "partners", we have nothing new at all, everything is "cartoons".
    1. bk0010
      bk0010 11 May 2021 20: 29
      -2
      Quote: Sergey Kulikov_3
      Why 100 meters?
      In order not to spoil anything: the ship costs money (yes, it is written off, but this is not a reason to sink 100000 tons of metal).
      1. Charik
        Charik 11 May 2021 22: 54
        0
        New avik-what a write-off, turn on the thought
        1. bk0010
          bk0010 11 May 2021 22: 56
          -1
          Quote: Charik
          New avik-what a write-off, turn on the thought
          Old, very old. We are talking about the previous Ford, instead of which this new one was made, which will not be brought to mind in any way.
          1. Charik
            Charik 11 May 2021 23: 02
            0
            It is written that the CVN78 will be tested is the new JFord
            1. bk0010
              bk0010 11 May 2021 23: 05
              0
              You seem to be right. It never occurred to me that a new ship with a working reactor would be blown up.
              1. Charik
                Charik 11 May 2021 23: 10
                0
                Well, if in the photo KVN71, it means that at least such tests are done from him, or maybe they came up with it earlier
  20. Alf
    Alf 11 May 2021 19: 06
    0
    Thus, the Americans confirm the strength of the ship and the operation of its systems in extreme conditions and identify design flaws in order to correct them in the next ships of the series.

    And can our specialists train at Ford in order to find out the power of the Calibers? You will drown him one hell.
  21. Tochilka
    Tochilka 11 May 2021 21: 01
    0
    The photo shows a completely different aircraft carrier. CVN-71 "Theodore Roosevelt".
    1. Charik
      Charik 11 May 2021 22: 57
      0
      so the photo shows the explosion test of another avik, it is written in the article-Ford in the summer
  22. yehat2
    yehat2 12 May 2021 10: 07
    -1
    Something seems to me, there are huge problems in the Avik filling, tk. such an explosion will spoil a lot
    And this is a great excuse for getting an estimate for repairs.
    1. Charik
      Charik 12 May 2021 16: 48
      0
      they are a lot of aviks, and maybe other ships are tested in this way and have not become impoverished
      1. yehat2
        yehat2 13 May 2021 09: 26
        -1
        Quote: Charik
        they are many aviks,

        only two and only one of them was new, the second was scrapped.
        Ford is the second new Avik to be tested this way.
  23. Salavatsky Ministry of Emergency Situations
    +1
    You look, and it will drown, there will be laughter! repeat
    1. Charik
      Charik 12 May 2021 16: 46
      0
      that before that, none of them drowned
      1. engineer74
        engineer74 12 May 2021 19: 54
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        Quote: Charik
        that before that, none of them drowned

        They and the nuclear submarine did not burn in the trash, and there were no problems with the UDC ...
        Everything happens for the first time ever! wink
  24. Rybalochka Alexey Alekseevich
    Rybalochka Alexey Alekseevich 12 May 2021 16: 43
    0
    They need to join the explosive team of Petrov and Bashirov, so that by mistake they bang not 4,5 tons, but 45 tons at 100 meters.
  25. Blackgrifon
    Blackgrifon 12 May 2021 18: 08
    0
    Laughter, laughter, and at least one ship is subjected to such a shock test?
    1. Charik
      Charik 12 May 2021 21: 24
      0
      I have never heard of this about a shock test with us
  26. d.zhuk2010
    d.zhuk2010 12 May 2021 19: 50
    0
    For such tests, you need to hire outside specialists to destroy such large troughs. Shoigu's office will willingly act as a subcontractor. They just have new tools that also need to be looked at in action.
    1. Charik
      Charik 12 May 2021 21: 30
      0
      who is an expert in the destruction of aircraft carriers such as Nimitz or Ford, I have not seen such a thing in the world, I have heard, I only know that Japan in the last MV seemed to be fighting well with the semblance of aircraft carriers (even with wooden decks)
  27. ramzay21
    ramzay21 13 May 2021 00: 51
    +1
    Well done Americans! It's hard to learn, easy to fight, as Suvorov used to say. It is a pity that our ships do not even come close to undergoing the same tests.