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  • 23 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Testing of advanced systems onboard USS Gerald R. Ford has fallen behind schedule, thereby delaying the sea trials phase. The delay of the sea trials phase may add up to six to eight weeks and push the delivery of the US Navy’s new aircraft carrier behind the march 2016 deadline. In a statement released yesterday, reported by […]

  • 9 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy’s most expensive ship ever built, the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), got underway for its first set of sea trials, known as builder’s sea trials (BST). Builder’s sea trials provide an opportunity to test systems, components and compartments at sea for the first time. Over the next several days, CVN […]

  • 7 November 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) Vice Adm. Bill Moran and enlisted advisor Fleet Master Chief April Beldo held an all-hands call for Sailors assigned to USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and Pre-Commissioning Unit USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, November 5. Moran and Beldo spoke to the almost 2,400 […]

  • 21 January 2013
    Training & Education

    Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) will on Saturday, Jan. 26th, lift and place the 555-metric ton island onto the flight deck of Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), the first of the next-generation class of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. The ship’s sponsor and President and Mrs. Gerald R. Ford’s daughter, Susan Ford Bales, will participate in the event. […]

  • 24 January 2014
    Industry news

    Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Inc., located in Newport News, Va. has received a USD 9.8 million contract for onboard repair parts in support of the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) construction.   USS Gerald R. Ford will be the lead ship of its class of the US Navy supercarriers. On […]

  • 18 May 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The US Navy conducted the first-ever, shipboard, full-speed catapult shots using the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) aboard the aircraft carrier Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), Naval Sea Systems Command announced May 15. EMALS is a carrier-based launch system designed to expand the operational capability of the Navy’s future carriers to include […]

  • 3 October 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS), the company in charge of delivering the Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG)  for the US Navy’s Ford-class carriers, announced that the system has completed testing for the C-2A Greyhound, E-2C+ Hawkeye, and E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft. The testing supports the Navy’s development of a propeller Aircraft Recovery Bulletin (ARB), which is […]

  • 4 June 2013
    Equipment & technology

    Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems located in Tewksbury, Mass., has received a USD 23.7 million contract modification for the execution of Phase II CVN 78 Dual Band Radar Test and Evaluation engineering support at the Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems Software Development Laboratory and Wallops Island Engineering Test Center Land Based Test Site.  The Dual Band […]

  • 14 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) awarded General Atomics (GA) an initial sole-source contract for Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) for the CVN 79 aircraft carrier to be named John F. Kennedy.   This contract is for the initial procurement of the long-lead-time materials in support of a full production […]

  • 5 June 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The US Navy and Raytheon have completed the final developmental test of the Ship Self Defense System, or SSDS, Integrated Combat System for the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). The test took place off the coast of California from the Navy’s unmanned self defense test ship simulating a scenario CVN 78 may encounter once […]

  • 20 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), is set to be commissioned during a ceremony that will be held at Naval Station Norfolk on July 22. CVN 78 is the first new U.S. aircraft carrier design in 40 years. Despite of challenges presented by integrating a multitude of new technologies […]

  • 9 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division hoisted the last piece of primary structure onto the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) on Tuesday. The lift was the last of 162 superlifts and brings more than three years of structural erection work to a close. Susan Ford Bales, the ship’s sponsor and daughter […]

  • 17 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), completed crew certification on February 16, following a three-day fast cruise. “It is the crew that brings the ship to life,” said Capt. Rick McCormack, Ford’s commanding officer. “The crew is at the heart of all that we do, and I am extremely proud […]

  • 14 November 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    In late October, 16 Sailors from the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) became the first in the fleet officially trained to operate the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS). The initial 10-day training was created for senior leadership either directly involved with launching operations or who perform supervisory duties from CVN 78’s V-2 who maintain […]

  • 19 December 2013

    This year was really busy for Huntington Ingalls Industries. Numerous construction projects have been finalized and many new contracts have been signed. Since the whole year is impossible to be put in one news, hereby we bring you the most interesting and important milestones of HII in 2013 in the following photos The starboard side […]

  • 9 July 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    The commemorative items, placed under the island of the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) during the island landing event in January, will be permanently welded into the ship in honor of President Gerald R. Ford’s 100th birthday, at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 11, 2013. The ceremony will take place at Newport News Shipbuilding. […]

  • 25 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy’s future aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) departed Naval Station Norfolk for its second set of sea trials, known as acceptance trials (AT) on May 24. During acceptance trials, the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) will test the ship’s ability to conduct operations at sea and verify that […]

  • 17 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The lead ship of the next generation of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers, the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), has completed builder’s sea trials and is now starting preparations for the acceptance trials. The aircraft carrier returned to Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia on April 14 after seven days of builder’s sea trials. During this initial […]

  • 10 October 2017
    Authorities

    The US Navy has awarded General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) a contract to deliver the first set of on board repair parts (spares) for the electromagnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS) and advanced arresting gear (AAG) system on the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). GA-EMS said this delivery order also provides spares to support the […]

  • 19 December 2013
    Training & Education

    This year was really busy for Huntington Ingalls Industries. Numerous construction projects have been finalized and many new contracts have been signed. Since the whole year is impossible to be put in one news, hereby we bring you the most interesting and important milestones of HII in 2013 in the following photos The starboard side […]

  • 4 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Huntington Ingalls Industries reached a major milestone on the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) as the ship’s crew moved aboard. The first-in-class carrier is in the final stages of construction and testing at HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. Rolf Bartschi, Newport News’ vice president, CVN 78 carrier construction, said: This is a rewarding […]

  • 20 November 2013
    Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division launched Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) into the James River for the first time on Sunday. The first-of-class aircraft carrier was moved to the shipyard’s Pier 3, where it will undergo additional outfitting and testing for the next 28 months. Gerald R. Ford has been under construction […]

  • 7 November 2013
    Industry news

    On Saturday, November 9, 2013, Newport News Shipbuilding will christen the nation’s newest aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) during a ceremony on-site where the ship is being constructed. President Gerald R. Ford was the 38th President of the United States. His daughter, Susan Ford Bales, will serve as the ship’s sponsor, performing the […]

  • 22 November 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The US Navy’s new-design aircraft recovery system, Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG), has completed its most demanding test event to date with 22 aircraft arrestments in just over 26 minutes at the Runway Arrested Landing Site (RALS) in Lakehurst, New Jersey. The two-day series of testing Oct. 23-24 evaluated the AAG thermal management system’s ability to […]

  • 27 January 2013

        UK: Rolls-Royce Installs First MT30 Gas Turbine into HMS Queen Elizabeth   Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has this week successfully completed the installation of the first MT30 gas turbine into the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, at Babcock’s Rosyth shipyard in Scotland.   USS Guardian Investigation to Include […]

  • 16 July 2013
    Industry news

    Shipbuilders representing Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division participated in a series of events over the weekend commemorating what would have been President Gerald R. Ford’s 100th birthday. NNS is building CVN 78, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier for the U.S. Navy named in honor of the 38th President. The centennial events were […]

  • 6 February 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    US Navy’s newly-commissioned aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) recently wrapped up the first-ever live fire test of the latest generation of the Ship Self Defense System, or SSDS, Integrated Combat System on the Self Defense Test Ship. The test successfully engaged an unmanned aerial vehicle target off the coast of California. The CVN […]

  • 14 June 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy should develop a more accurate cost estimate for its second Ford-class carrier, the future USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), if it wants to avoid the mistakes made on the lead ship, an independent watchdog has warned. The recently delivered USS Gerald R. Ford cost the navy over $2 billion more than initially expected. Following a review […]

  • 21 July 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), is ready for her commissioning ceremony which will take place on Saturday, July 22, at Naval Station Norfolk. The U.S. Navy said it would live stream the ceremony here USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is the lead ship of the new […]