Friday, November 1, 2019
ford high speed turn test
Interesting

Watch: U.S. Navy’s $13 Billion Supercarrier Conducts High-Speed Turn Test

The U.S. Navy next-generation aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), returned to sea for this week for a series of sea trials prior to returning to Naval Station...

November 1, 2019
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Friday, August 2, 2019
Navy

FAIL: $13 billion US Supercarrier Misses Another Deadline

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) –Only two of 11 elevators needed to lift munitions to the deck of the U.S. Navy’s new $13 billion aircraft carrier have been fully installed, according to...

August 2, 2019
Total Views: 27

Thursday, January 31, 2019
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Maritime News

U.S. Navy Awards $15 Billion Contract for Construction of New Ford-Class Aircraft Carriers

WASHINGTON, Jan 31 (Reuters) – The Pentagon said on Thursday it awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc a $15.2 billion contract to build two nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. The U.S. Navy told...

January 31, 2019
Total Views: 70

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Navy

Navy Busts $12.9 Billion Spending Cap On Supercarrier

by Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) The US Navy’s costliest vessel ever just got pricer, breaching a $12.9 billion cap set by Congress by $120 million, the service told lawmakers this week. The...

May 12, 2018
Total Views: 14

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Interesting

Gerald R. Ford Aircraft Carrier Suffers New Failure at Sea

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — The Gerald R. Ford, the U.S. Navy’s costliest warship, suffered a new failure at sea that forced it back to port and raised fresh questions about the...

May 8, 2018
Total Views: 62

Saturday, April 7, 2018
Sea Trials of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Aircraft Carrier
Navy

Navy Backs Down On Carrier Shock-Testing

By Anthony Capaccio (Bloomberg) The Pentagon’s No. 2 civilian has said the Navy should perform shock-testing soon to determine how well its new $12.9 billion aircraft carrier — the costliest...

April 7, 2018
Total Views: 34

Friday, July 21, 2017
News

U.S. Navy to Commission USS Gerald R. Ford, Its First New Aircraft Carrier Design in 40 Years

The U.S. Navy is getting ready to commission its newest and most advanced aircraft carrier, the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), during a ceremony this Saturday at Naval...

July 21, 2017
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Monday, April 10, 2017
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PHOTOS: Future USS Gerald R. Ford Supercarrier at Sea for First Time

The U.S. Navy’s next-generation supercarrier, the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), has taken to sea for the first time for several days of builder’s trials off Virginia’s coast....

April 10, 2017
Total Views: 118

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Maritime News

WATCH: 900-Ton Ford Class Superlift at Newport News Shipbuilding

Huntington Ingalls’ Newport New Shipbuilding recently conducted a 900-ton superlift in the construction of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), the U.S. Navy’s next generation aircraft carrier. ...

September 14, 2016
Total Views: 107

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
News

Sea Trials for U.S. Navy’s Next Supercarrier Delayed

  WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The sea trial schedule for the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford has been delayed six to eight weeks after shipboard tests fell behind...

September 22, 2015
Total Views: 6

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
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U.S. Navy Ordered to Shock Test World’s Costliest Ship

  By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — Top Pentagon officials have ordered the Navy to conduct shock tests at sea for its new aircraft carrier over objections from the service, which...

August 11, 2015
Total Views: 26

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Maritime News

Ford-Class Carrier Cost Overruns Appear Likely, GAO Says

The cost of the U.S. Navy’s new aircraft carrier is likely to keep rising from the $12.9 billion now estimated, with the final price masked by deferring some work until after the ship is delivered, the Government Accountability Office said.

November 20, 2014
Total Views: 9

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Navy

Prep Work Continues On Second Ford-class Supercarrier

Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News Shipbuilding division has received a $1.295 billion extension to a previously awarded construction preparation contract for the second aircraft carrier in the new Ford-class, John F. Kennedy (CVN 79).

March 4, 2014
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