Sea-Air-Space 2022 Conference Wire: Battle-Ready Carrier

The USS Ford reached initial readiness in December, and other news from the naval conference's Day 2.

On the second day of the Navy League's 2022 Sea-Air-Space conference at National Harbor, Maryland, Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro added his vocal support for the Marine Corps' two-year-old effort to become a lighter and more flexible force; the Ford-class program manager revealed that the lead ship had actually reached initial operational capability in December, and the service's top IT official talked about the next next-gen network. Watch, here.