Representatives from NAVSEA PMS 378, COMNAVAIRLANT, NAVFAC MIDLANT, Cape Henry Associates (CHA), REI Systems (site contractor), Huntington Ingalls Industries – Fleet Support Group and the crew of the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) put their shovels to work early February to break ground and start making a semi-permanent home for the Carrier-Advanced Reconfigurable Training System (C-ARTS) at Site Q99E on U.S. Naval Station Norfolk, Virginina.

Site Q99E, located only 1,200 feet from Naval Station Norfolk pier, will include multiple concrete pads for the C-ARTS units, regular and emergency electrical power support, and bathroom facilities and be the base from which four C-ARTS units will provide high-velocity training for the crews of the CVN 78 ship class, the fleet’s newest warfighters.