Wednesday, June 10, 2015
USS Gerald R. Ford

Delaying Shock Tests on Costliest Ship Ever

The Navy should conduct combat shock tests on its new aircraft carrier that could disclose serious vulnerabilities in the costliest U.S. war ship ever built before it’s deployed in 2019, three top...

June 10, 2015
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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...

June 5, 2015
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Thursday, June 4, 2015
HMS Queen Elizabeth next to the current largest ship in the fleet HMS illustrious.

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...

June 4, 2015
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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.

November 4, 2014
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Friday, September 5, 2014
Maritime News

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.

September 5, 2014
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Friday, July 11, 2014

Watch: BMW Drifts Aircraft Carrier Flight Deck

Here's a new video from German car manufacturer BMW promoting its new M4, part of the notorious high-performance M-model coupes.

July 11, 2014
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Friday, June 27, 2014
Maritime News

WATCH: Harrier Jet Lands on Aircraft Carrier Without Front Landing Gear

Now here’s something you don’t see everyday.

June 27, 2014
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Prince of Wales Aircraft Carrier

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...

May 21, 2014
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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.

November 17, 2013
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Monday, August 12, 2013

India Launches First Indigenous Aircraft Carrier

India's first indigenous aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant, built for the Indian Navy, was launched Monday at the Cochin Shipyard in the southern Indian city of Kochi.

August 12, 2013
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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.

July 11, 2013
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Sunday, January 27, 2013
uss ford huntington ingalls shipyard island heavy lift

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....

January 27, 2013
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Monday, November 26, 2012

China Lands Jet on New Aircraft Carrier [VIDEO]

BEIJING–China has passed a landmark in the development of its first fully functional aircraft carrier with the first successful landing of a jet fighter on the newly launched vessel while...

November 26, 2012
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Monday, October 15, 2012

The World’s Aircraft Carriers – VISUALIZED

Since the commissioning of China’s first aircraft carrier, gCaptain’s inbox has been flooded with questions about what it means for the U.S., China’s emerging naval sea power, and the rest...

October 15, 2012
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Friday, September 28, 2012
uss john f. kennedy aircraft carrier
Engineering News

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...

September 28, 2012
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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

So China Has an Aircraft Carrier. Now What?

Introducing the ‘Liaoning’: China’s New Aircraft Carrier and What it Means By Andrew Erickson and Gabe Collins China’s first aircraft carrier, now referred to as the “Liaoning ” by China’s Ministry of...

September 25, 2012
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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. Ever wonder why an aircraft carrier takes so long to build?...

May 22, 2012
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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...

May 21, 2012
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Navy's Top Ship Handler Lt. Zachary Brown

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...

April 17, 2012
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Thursday, October 13, 2011
Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)
Engineering News

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...

October 13, 2011
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