[ WATCH IT ] The Navy’s USS Jackson Conducting Shock Trial Explosions

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U.S. Navy

Published on Sep 14, 2016

In June, the Navy began conducting Full Ship Shock Trials (FSST) for the Independence variant Littoral Combat Ship USS Jackson (LCS 6) off the coast of Florida. The purpose of FSST is to validate the operational survivability of new construction ships after exposure to underwater shock. Three tests were scheduled for the ship and each test was conducted with a 10,000-pound explosive charge. 

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