The US Navy has tested the aircraft carrier Gerald Ford for the impact of a blast wave from an underwater explosion with a magnitude of 3.9 on the Richter scale.
The purpose of the tests is to test the resistance of systems to the consequences of an explosion that happened next to an aircraft carrier – from the reactor and engines to electrics and computers. Temporary sensors are installed on the ship in advance, which should record deviations. A total of three tests of this kind are expected to be carried out.
The next explosion will be carried out somewhat closer to the ship’s hull.