Monday, August 9, 2021

U.S. Navy’s New Supercarrier Completes Explosive Shock Trials

The USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) completed its third and final round of blasts as part of its Full Ship Shock Trials off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida, on...

August 9, 2021
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Monday, July 26, 2021

USS Gerald R. Ford Completes Latest Round of Explosive Shock Trials

The U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) has passed the second of three scheduled “shock trials”. The latest Full Ship Shock Trials (FSST) test took...

July 26, 2021
Total Views: 3484

Friday, November 1, 2019
ford high speed turn test

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
Total Views: 373

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Maritime News

U.S. Navy Seeks $30 Million to Fix Gear That Hobbled its New Gerald R. Ford Supercarrier

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — The Navy is asking Congress to shift $30 million from other accounts to start repairing a damaged gear on the service’s costliest warship, the Gerald...

July 25, 2018
Total Views: 25

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

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: 84

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

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: 52

Friday, July 21, 2017

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
Total Views: 12

Monday, July 17, 2017
Maritime News

Aircraft Carrier Trump Will Celebrate Still Needs Lots of Work

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — President Donald Trump is scheduled to preside over the commissioning this week of the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, the Gerald R. Ford, even though it...

July 17, 2017
Total Views: 12

Thursday, June 15, 2017

U.S. Navy’s New $13 Billion Aircraft Carrier Struggles to Fly and Land Planes

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — The newest and costliest U.S. aircraft carrier, praised by President Donald Trump and delivered to the Navy on May 31 with fanfare, has been dogged...

June 15, 2017
Total Views: 28

Friday, June 2, 2017

U.S. Navy Takes Delivery of First Next-Generation Aircraft Carrier, Gerald R. Ford

The U.S. Navy has accepted delivery of its first next generation aircraft carrier, the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), from Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding. Delivery on...

June 2, 2017
Total Views: 26

Monday, April 10, 2017

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: 156

Monday, August 29, 2016

Pentagon Orders Review of Troubled New Carrier

by Anthony Capaccio (Bloomberg) The Pentagon’s top weapons buyer has ordered an independent review of the $12.9 billion Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier, citing a list of actual and potential deficiencies with the...

August 29, 2016
Total Views: 10

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Maritime News

The U.S. Navy’s New $12.9 Billion Carrier Isn’t Ready for Warfare

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier isn’t ready for warfare. The $12.9 billion USS Gerald R. Ford — the most expensive warship ever built —...

July 20, 2016
Total Views: 43

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Maritime News

U.S. Navy’s $12.9 Billion Carrier Falls Further Behind Schedule

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — The USS Gerald R. Ford — the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier and the costliest U.S. warship at $12.9 billion — won’t be delivered until at...

July 13, 2016
Total Views: 6

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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
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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

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: 57

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Navy Engineer Caught Trying to Steal Supercarrier Secrets

A civilian engineer at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard was arrested in a sting operation on a charge of trying to steal diagrams of the U.S. Navy’s newest nuclear aircraft carrier for a man who he believed to be a spy for the Egyptian government, according to court papers.

December 6, 2014
Total Views: 36

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: 13

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

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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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Ship Photos of The Day – Gerald R. Ford Launch

On Sunday, November 17, 2013, the first-of-class aircraft carrier for the U.S. Navy, Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), was launched into the the James River for the first time.

November 19, 2013
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