The US military US Navy detonated a bomb weighing more than 18 tons in the Atlantic Ocean, testing its impact on the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford.
The command of the United States Naval Forces confirmed the conduct and success of the tests. They passed 160 km off the coast of Florida. The bomb was detonated in ocean waters next to an American aircraft carrier in the immediate vicinity. The vessel passed the test with flying colors.
As a result of the explosion, the geological service recorded an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.9 on the Richter scale. Any consequences of it in the form of destruction were not noted.
The United States Navy reported that the Gerald R. Ford successfully passed the test, demonstrating its resistance to the release of such bombs and its effectiveness in combat conditions. The military assured that the tests were carried out taking into account the migration routes of marine flora and fauna in this ocean area and met all the requirements for the impact on the environment.
The aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford joined the US Navy in 2017. The video of the experiment was published on the Military Footage Archive YouTube channel.