What happens when 18,000-kilo bomb is detonated in middle of sea? Watch and find out - Happy Boss

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Tuesday, 22 June 2021

What happens when 18,000-kilo bomb is detonated in middle of sea? Watch and find out

The US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Gerald R Ford (CVN 78) completed its first scheduled explosive event in the Atlantic Ocean. The event saw an explosion of 40,000 pounds (over 18,000 kilograms).



The US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Gerald R Ford (CVN 78) completed its first scheduled explosive event in the Atlantic Ocean. The event, which saw an explosion of 40,000 pounds (over 18,000 kilograms) under the ocean, was carried out as part of the carrier’s Full Ship Shock Trials (FSST).

The US Navy uses live explosives to check the design of new ships and test their ability to survive and perform in battle-like conditions.

“Ford’s shock trials are being conducted off the East Coast of the United States, within a narrow schedule that complies with environmental mitigation requirements, respecting known migration patterns of marine life in the test area," the US Navy said in a statement.

“The Navy also has employed extensive protocols throughout FSST to ensure the safety of military and civilian personnel participating in the testing evolution.”

The US Navy is conducting Ford’s shock test off the East Coast of the country. It lies within a narrow schedule, complying with environmental mitigation requirements. The trials have also made sure marine lives are not harmed by keeping in mind their known migration patterns in the test area, the US Navy said.

The safety of military and civilian personnel participating in the testing evolution has been ensured with the Navy employing extensive protocols throughout FSST, the navy said.

The US Navy has been organising FSSTs over several decades. Before Ford's, the most recent trial was done for the Littoral Combat Ships USS Jackson (LCS 6) and USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) in 2016. Similar exercises were undertaken for the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) in 2008, the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) in 1990, and the guided missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) in 1987. The last aircraft carrier to undergo FSST was USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) in 1987.

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