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  • 12 October 2011
    Industry news

      Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. announced today that its Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division hosted a visit by Susan Ford Bales, daughter of the late President Gerald R. Ford and sponsor of his namesake ship. Bales received a briefing on Gerald R. Ford‘s (CVN 78) construction progress since her last visit in August 2010. Following […]

  • 23 July 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    U.S. president Donald J. Trump commissioned the U.S. Navy’s most expensive ship ever built, the USS Gerald R. Ford, in a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk on Saturday. The commissioning ceremony for the navy’s new aircraft carrier was attended by a crowd of 10,000 who watched the festivities from the hangar bay, the pier and […]

  • 25 May 2012
    Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries announced on May 24 that its Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division reached a construction milestone by lowering the final keel section of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) into place. Local media were invited to NNS to watch as the 680-metric-ton lower bow unit was joined to the other […]

  • 28 January 2013
    Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries celebrated significant progress on January 26 as the 555-metric ton island was lowered onto the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division. The island will serve as the command center for flight deck operations aboard the first of the next-generation class of aircraft […]

  • 18 January 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The American shipbuilding company Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that shipbuilders at its Newport News Shipbuilding division recently completed the installation of more than 14 million feet (approx. 4,3 million meters) of electrical and fiber optic cable on the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). The company said that Gerald R. Ford’s design makes a […]

  • 28 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    San Diego-based General Atomics was awarded a USD 29,6 million deal for the material and labor necessary to manufacture, assemble, inspect, integrate, test and checkout the on-board repair parts in support of the electromagnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS) and advanced arresting gear on the PCU Gerald R. Ford, CVN 78. The majority of work will be […]

  • 10 January 2014
    Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ business division Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) has been awarded a USD 8.16 million contract for USS Gerald R. Ford. During the contract execution, NNS will perform all efforts necessary to procure, manage and deliver onboard repair parts in support of the USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN 78) construction. The construction of the […]

  • 4 May 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Huntington Ingalls Inc. received a $7,6 million modification to previously awarded contract for onboard repair parts material procurement to support outfitting Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). This contract action will enable the contractor to procure required spares identified in the “Q” Consolidated Shipboard Allowance List onboard repair parts in advance of contract award to support construction […]

  • 19 August 2011
    Industry news

      Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. announced today that the structural production of the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) has reached 50 percent completion. The lead ship in the new class of carriers has been under construction at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division since November 2009. It is on track to meet its […]

  • 5 January 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    QinetiQ North America, a defence-based technology company announced that it has been awarded a contract to deliver control hardware and software for the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and the Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) to be installed on the U.S. Navy’s future aircraft carrier, the USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). The contract is awarded […]

  • 13 September 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    U.S. Navy aircraft carrier builder Huntington Ingalls Industries shared a video of its Newport News Shipbuilding division placing a 900-ton superlift into dry dock, continuing construction of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). The company said Kennedy’s cost and construction schedule were on track with significant improvement over its predecessor, the first-of-class Gerald R. Ford (CVN […]

  • 23 May 2018
    Authorities, Research & Development, Vessels

    The US Navy’s newest aircraft carrier was forced to return to port after suffering another propulsion issue as it set out for a new round of at sea testing. The recently-commissioned USS Gerald R. Ford got underway from Norfolk on May 19 but was forced to return due to a propulsion system issue related to […]

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

    The Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipyard in Newport News, Virginia is all abuzz as below deck-testing of the US Navy’s newest aircraft launch system begins aboard USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78).   Following months of large-scale hardware deliveries containing critical components of the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and shipboard installation by HII, teams […]

  • 18 December 2019
    Vessels

    Nine days after christening the US Navy’s newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding launched John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) into the James River for the first time, on December 16. With the aid of six tugboats, Kennedy was guided down the river about a mile from Newport News Shipbuilding’s Dry Dock […]

  • 24 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    U.S. Navy’s aircraft carrier builder Huntington Ingalls Industries announced it has lifted a 704-metric ton unit into Dry Dock 12, where the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) is taking shape. The superlift is part of an improved build strategy implemented on the second ship of the Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) class, resulting in […]

  • 23 February 2018
    Industry news, Vessels

    The structures necessary to complete US Navy’s second Ford-class aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) are 70 percent complete, shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries has announced. Like its predecessor, the first-in-class USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), Kennedy is being built with a modular construction technique where smaller sections of the ship are welded together […]

  • 12 July 2013
    Industry news

    Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division welded a time capsule July 11 inside the flight deck control room of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78).  The time capsule contains items that were placed under the 555-metric ton island during a ceremonial event in January by Susan Ford Bales, the ship’s sponsor and daughter […]

  • 23 August 2011
    Industry news

      Raytheon Company delivered the 28th Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS MK 2) hardware ship set ahead of schedule. The ship sets will be installed on new ships and will also upgrade legacy combat management systems on in-service ships, bringing them up to U.S. Navy-certified open architecture (OA) standards. SSDS is an open, distributed combat management […]

  • 20 April 2016
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    American Huntington Ingalls Industries and its Newport News Shipbuilding division responsible for the construction of the U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) have placed a 965-ton structure called a superlift into dry dock thereby making the carrier 17 percent complete. The superlift was made with more than twice the amount of […]

  • 30 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded General Atomics a $532.6 million contract modification to install the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) onboard the third Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 80). The latest modification includes the manufacture, assembly, inspection, test and checkout of the EMALS and includes repairs, technical data, and drawing changes. The Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System is designed […]

  • 13 November 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The first aircraft carrier in the Ford-Class (CVN-78) will be equipped with an on-board liquid oxygen generating plant that will decrease ownership cost by reducing operational manpower and maintenance. This has been announced by Chart, a global cryogenic engineering company, whose Acoustic-Stirling liquefier was incorporated in the carrier’s generating plant. The industry team, led by Rix Industries, […]

  • 20 December 2012
    Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries announced yesterday that its Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division has reached 90 percent structural completion in the building of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). Shipbuilders successfully added three units to the ship last week. Two of the units were sponsons, which are structures that project from the side […]

  • 25 July 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The issue of the U.S. Navy’s electromagnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS) causing too much stress on F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft outfitted with wing-mounted, 480-gallon external fuel tanks (EFTs), has been resolved.  According to an announcement from the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command, the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) team completed testing at Joint […]

  • 24 May 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    American shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries was awarded a $152 million contract on May 23 for advance planning for the construction of the aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN 80). The third aircraft carrier in the U.S. Navy’s Gerald R. Ford class was named in honor of the Navy’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise (CVN 65). The work, […]

  • 9 December 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Raytheon Missile Systems a $60.1 million modification for the U.S. Navy’s Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Block 2 guided missile round pack requirements. The contract has options which could bring its value to $142,8 million. It will see BAE Systems procure material, fabricate parts, assemble and test, and deliver […]

  • 7 June 2018

    QinetiQ North America will be delivering control hardware and software for the electromagnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS) and the advanced arresting gear (AAG) under a contract with General Atomics. The company announced it has completed negotiations on the contract which it originally received from General Atomics (GA) in Sept 2017. The equipment to be delivered will […]

  • 23 June 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    U.S. Navy future aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) became 932-metric tons heavier after shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries lifted the carrier’s 70-feet-long lower stern into place on June 22. The lower stern was lifted into place at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division, where the second Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier is now 50 percent structurally complete. […]

  • 17 January 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

      Raytheon Company delivered the final Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS MK 2) hardware ship set of its 2010 production contract, completing all system deliveries ahead of schedule. The system is slated for installation and integration onboard the John P. Murtha (LPD 26), providing the ship’s U.S. Navy-certified open-architecture combat management system. SSDS is an open, […]

  • 13 March 2015
    Authorities

    US Navy will position its newest aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78), in Hampton Roads, Naval Station Norfolk, according to Virginia Congressional delegation. This will provide an additional aircraft carrier to the region until 2018 when the USS Lincoln returns to its home port. In addition the Navy has decided to reverse an earlier decision and will maintain […]