US Navy’s Geurts on Ford: Propulsion, Electrical Systems, Catapults, Arresting, Radar are Ready


Col. James “Hondo” Geurts, USAF Ret., the assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition, discusses getting the USS Gerald R Ford ready for duty and makes clear that the ship’s propulsion and electrical systems, electromagnetic catapults, novel arresting gear and new dual-band radar are working well as the service qualifies aircraft to operate from the new supercarrier with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. Geurts hosted a handful of reporters aboard Ford on Jan. 27, 2020, as the she steamed off the Virginia coast for aircraft compatibility testing.

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