The USS Gerald R. Ford withstands a planned explosion during shock trials. Photo: Twitter The USS Gerald R. Ford withstands a planned explosion during shock trials. Photo: Twitter
The USS Gerald R. Ford withstands a planned explosion during shock trials. Photo: Twitter

US’ aircraft carrier shock trial tells China it doesn’t fear ship-killer missiles, observer says

  • USS Gerald R. Ford tested against impact from underwater detonation of 40,000lbs of explosives, equivalent to a 3.9-magnitude earthquake
  • The trials send a message to China and Russia about US aircraft carriers’ resilience, former Chinese military instructor says

Topic |   China's military
The USS Gerald R. Ford withstands a planned explosion during shock trials. Photo: Twitter The USS Gerald R. Ford withstands a planned explosion during shock trials. Photo: Twitter
The USS Gerald R. Ford withstands a planned explosion during shock trials. Photo: Twitter
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