Gerald R. Ford

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Plane Landing USS Gerald R. Ford

Can The US Navy’s New $13 Billion Carrier Defend Itself?

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) –The combat system for the Navy’s newest and costliest warship, the $13 billion Gerald R. Ford, “has yet to demonstrate

January 25, 2022
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Sunday, January 23, 2022
Old And New Super-carriers

GE Haggles With Shipyard Over Unpaid US Navy Supercarrier Bill

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) Four years after the U.S. Navy’s costliest warship was hobbled by a flaw in its propulsion system, prime contractor Huntington

January 23, 2022
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Sunday, January 2, 2022

Six Years Late And $2.8 Billion Over Budget Navy’s Costly Carrier Is Ready For Training And Operations

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) –The Navy’s costliest warship finally has all the elevators needed to lift bombs from below its deck so it can deploy

January 2, 2022
Total Views: 13837

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,

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

July 26, 2021
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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

November 1, 2019
Total Views: 2883

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

July 25, 2018
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Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Plane Landing USS Gerald R. Ford

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

May 8, 2018
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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

April 7, 2018
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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

July 21, 2017
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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,

July 17, 2017
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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

June 15, 2017
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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

June 2, 2017
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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

April 10, 2017
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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

August 29, 2016
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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

July 20, 2016
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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

July 13, 2016
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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

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

August 11, 2015
Total Views: 68

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

December 6, 2014
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