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

    Huntington Ingalls Inc., Newport News, Virginia, is being awarded a $25,6 million modification to a previously awarded contract for the detailed design and construction efforts to support the Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) construction.   Huntington Ingalls Inc. will complete the detailed design and construction efforts of 40 headquarters modification requisition changes to CVN 78. […]

  • 3 March 2017
    Authorities

    U.S. president Donald J. Trump visited the U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, future Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), in what was seen by many as a push for military procurement. The president landed on the flight deck on Thursday on Marine One accompanied by Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis. They were welcomed aboard Ford by Chief […]

  • 20 May 2011
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

      Designers of the U.S. Navy’s future aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) are taking another step toward deploying the nation’s first… By John Keller (militaryaerospace) [mappress] Source: militaryaerospace, May 20, 2011;

  • 4 October 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries announced yesterday that the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) has put on significant weight in the dry dock at its Newport News Shipbuilding division with the installation of four 30-ton bronze propellers. At 21 feet in diameter, each propeller spins to push the aircraft carrier through the water. “Installation […]

  • 1 August 2012
    Industry news

    The Program Executive Officer (PEO) for Aircraft Carriers, Rear Adm. Thomas Moore, announced the stand up of a new program office, July 27, within PEO Carriers, PMS 379, and the assumption of office by Cmdr. Doug Oglesby. The new program office will manage the planning and procurement of John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) and future […]

  • 29 November 2011
    Training & Education

    The Navy demonstrated early integration of the future of naval aviation Nov. 18 when it launched F-35C test aircraft CF-3 with its new electromagnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS). Testing the F-35C on EMALS provided an early opportunity to evaluate technical risks and began the process to integrate the carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter with the […]

  • 11 August 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries, the company in charge of the construction of U.S. Navy’s most expensive ship ever, announced that it has successfully tested the Precision Aircraft Landing System (PALS) on the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). PALS is a radar system that provides final approach and landing guidance to aircraft to ensure successful landings […]

  • 31 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), the first of a new class of US Navy aircraft carriers, completed its Post-Shakedown Availability/Selected Restricted Availability (PSA/SRA), returning to its home port at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, on October 30. A PSA is a typical period of construction availability in the early life of a ship during which […]

  • 28 October 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), dubbed the world’s most expensive ship with a price tag of over $13 billion, departed Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS) after 15 months of repairs. The ship started trials after undergoing rectification work on a number of first-of-class issues identified during the ship’s […]

  • 24 May 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Australian Navy to Receive Its First Air Warfare Destroyer The first of three new Australian air warfare destroyer, HMAS Hobart, is due for delivery tomorrow, May 23, 2015. US Navy Tests Catapult Shots with EMALS aboard CVN 78 The US Navy conducted the first-ever, shipboard, full-speed catapult shots using the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) […]

  • 10 October 2013
    Industry news

    Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) will begin the flooding of Dry Dock 12 on Friday morning, October 11, where the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) has been under construction since November 2009, Huntington Ingalls Industries announced. The flooding will herald preparations for the ship’s christening scheduled for Saturday, November 9, 2013 and subsequent launching. […]

  • 27 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The lead ship of the US Navy’s new class of aircraft carriers, the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), will return to operations three months later than originally planned, in part due to issues related to ship’s nuclear propulsion plant. News of the delay comes amid the confirmation of a US Navy plan to retire […]

  • 16 August 2013
    Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries announced on August 14 that its Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division installed the third and final aircraft elevator on the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). The elevator, which is used to move aircraft from the hangar bay to the flight deck quickly and safely, is located on the starboard […]

  • 2 April 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    The sole builder of US Navy’s nuclear-powered aircraft carriers has received a $55.8 million contract for the post shakedown refit of the lead ship of a new class of US Navy aircraft carriers. USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) will be undergoing repairs in Huntignton Ingalls Industries’ Newport News shipyard under a contract awarded by […]

  • 17 April 2012
    Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries announced yesterday that structural production of the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is 75 percent complete. The lead ship in the new class of carriers has been under construction at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division since November 2009. It is on track to meet its scheduled launch in […]

  • 17 July 2012

    Huntington Ingalls Inc. (HII) has been awarded a USD 7.6 million modification to previously awarded contract. The contract includes purchasing of previously planned materials in support of USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) construction. The Gerald R. Ford class is the future aircraft carrier replacement class for USS Enterprise and CVN 68, or Nimitz class […]

  • 19 August 2015
    Authorities

    Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that it will host a keel-laying ceremony for the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). The event will be held at the Company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division alongside Dry Dock 12 on Saturday, August 22. The ship’s sponsor and daughter of the ship’s namesake, Caroline Kennedy, will participate via video. Gerald […]

  • 1 June 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    A few dozen Sailors from Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN 78) Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) have completed specialized training and stand ready to operate and maintain the US Navy’s newest aircraft launch system, slated to begin shipboard testing this summer. Naval Air and Naval Sea System Commands — along with industry partner General Atomics (GA) — developed […]

  • 3 April 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The company that is set to equip the U.S. Navy’s next aircraft carrier, the USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), with an arresting gear system on April 1 said its system completed the first aircraft arrestment. According to General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems, the Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) system conducted the arrestment of an F/A-18E Super […]

  • 8 April 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy’s next-generation aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford, should be ready to join the Navy in September this year, U.S. Navy officials said. Sean J. Stackley, Assistant Secretary for acquisitions outlined the timetable for the lead ship of the class in a statement ahead of a U.S. Senate hearing on U.S. Navy shipbuilding programs. According […]

  • 7 June 2013
    Industry news

    More than 100 Sailors from the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) attended a special ribbon-cutting ceremony, May 15, to officially establish the crew of the first Ford class aircraft carrier and open the building where they will work while the ship is constructed.  “The Shipyard and the crew decided to have a turnover and […]

  • 13 August 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s newest aircraft carrier Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) system has received the green light to recover all “props and jets” aircraft. The Aircraft Recovery Bulletin (ARB) released Aug. 2 states that the new carrier USS Gerald R. Ford will be able to operate the heavier Greyhound and Hawkeye propeller aircraft once it returns […]

  • 9 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The contract modification for onboard repair parts material procurement to support outfitting Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) has been awarded to Huntington Ingalls Industries, Newport News. The work, valued at $9,2 million, will be undertaken in Newport News, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by September 2015. Fiscal 2015 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) contract funds in the […]

  • 22 January 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    General Dynamics NASSCO-Bremerton is being awarded a $33,7 million modification to previously awarded contract for the repair and alterations for USS Nimitz (CVN 68). This modification is awarded under contract line item number (CLIN) 0014 of the existing five-year contract for non-nuclear maintenance, repair and alterations of CVN 68 and CVN 78 class ships. USS Nimitz […]

  • 13 July 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Delivery of the U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford has once again been delayed as the ship will not be delivered to the navy before November 2016. Back in April 2016, it was said the ship would be ready for delivery by September 2016. The U.S. Navy did not specify why exactly […]

  • 3 April 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Huntington Ingalls Inc. is being awarded a $7,3 million modification to previously awarded contract for onboard repair parts material procurement to support outfitting Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). Work will be performed in Newport News, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by September 2015. Fiscal 2015 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) contract funds in the […]

  • 20 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    An all-volunteer group of 61 sailors from the U.S. Navy’s future aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) joined the crew of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) who have spent five months supporting operation Inherent Resolve. The Ford sailors, who have spent their entire tour at Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, deployed […]

  • 23 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Despite considering reverting to the legacy recovery system, Mk-7, a U.S. Navy review board decided to continue with AAG as the aircraft recovery system of choice for the future USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). The Advanced Arresting Gear’s test program marked the completion of the 350th trap of an F/A-18E Super Hornet in December, 2016. To […]

  • 16 September 2011
    Industry news

      Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc announced today that the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding​ (NNS) division placed an 825-ton superlift on the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) on Sept. 12, completing the ship’s stern. Gerald R. Ford is being built using modular construction, a process where smaller sections of the ship are welded together […]