Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Friday, June 5, 2015
Pentagon Buyer Backs $4 Billion Huntington Carrier Contract
(Bloomberg) The Pentagon’s top weapons buyer has approved awarding Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. a contract valued at as much as $4 billion to start building the second in the new Ford...
Thursday, June 4, 2015
SPOTD: HMS Queen Elizabeth next to the 2nd largest British warship
This aerial ship photo of the day shows the HMS Queen Elizabeth next to the 2nd largest British warship the HMS Illustrious. At 280 m (920 ft) LOA and displacing...
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
U.S. Navy Lands First F-35 Fighter Jet Aboard Aircraft Carrier – Video
The U.S. Navy made aviation history Monday when an F-35C fighter jet made its first-ever arrested landing aboard an aircraft carrier at sea off the coast of San Diego.
Friday, September 5, 2014
Second Queen Elizabeth-Class Aircraft Carrier Will Enter Into Service -Cameron
British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday that an aircraft carrier currently being built - the second of two new such warships - would be brought into service, ending speculation about its future.
Friday, July 11, 2014
Friday, June 27, 2014
WATCH: Harrier Jet Lands on Aircraft Carrier Without Front Landing Gear
Now here’s something you don’t see everyday.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
British Navy Secretly Building 2000 Foot-Long Aircraft Carrier
The following images leaked by the Royal Navy on their Facebook page show the bow section of the Prince of Wales aircraft carrier currently under construction. As you can see...
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Indian Navy (Finally) Gets Russian Aircraft Carrier
Russia handed over a $2.3 billion aircraft carrier to India on Saturday after years of delays, extending the South Asian country's maritime reach in the Indian Ocean as it looks to counter China's assertive presence in the region.
Monday, August 12, 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013
U.S. Navy Drone Makes Historic Carrier Landing [VIDEO]
For the first time in history an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, otherwise known as a drone, has completed an arrested landing on a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Heavy Lift Photo of the Day: Gerald R. Ford Gets Her 555 Ton “Island”
The 60-foot long, 30-foot wide island was the 452nd lift of the nearly 500 total lifts needed to complete the first of the next-generation class of American nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, Gerald R....
Monday, November 26, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
Friday, September 28, 2012
Huntington Ingalls Receives $296 Million to Purchase Key Items for John F. Kennedy Aircraft Carrier
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today the receipt of a $296 million contract modification, under a previously awarded contract, for continuation of long-lead-time material procurement for...
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Gerald R. Ford Build Sequence: Keel-laying to Launch in Under Two Minutes [VIDEO]
Here is a three-dimensional rendering of Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) supercarrier’s build sequence, from keel-laying to launch. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4F_JcFZSU4 Ever wonder why an aircraft carrier takes so long to build?...
Monday, May 21, 2012
Ship Photo of The Day: Bow of HMS Queen Elizabeth Leaves Portsmouth
A huge section of hull for HMS Queen Elizabeth, the first of the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers being built for the UK Royal Navy, left BAE Systems’ Portsmouth facility...
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
King’s Point Alumnus Named Navy’s Top Ship Handler In The Pacific
gCaptain forum members have been vocal in questioning the US Merchant Marine Academy’s (Kings Point) relevance in the modern world of increasingly large and complex commercial ships, however an officer...
Thursday, October 13, 2011
U.S. Shipbuilders Batten Hatches As Navy Weighs Cuts
NEWPORT NEWS, Va.–Mike Petters keeps a well-thumbed volume of naval history handy on his desk. One of its lessons, he says, is that maintaining a fleet is a long-term national...
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