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  • 1 June 2017
    Authorities

    The U.S. Navy has received the future aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), in Newport News, Virginia, May 31. With a price tag of $12.9 billion, USS Gerald R. Ford is the most expensive ship ever built for the U.S. Navy. It is also the first new U.S. aircraft carrier design in 40 years. Additionally, […]

  • 2 July 2014
    Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division has successfully completed anchor testing on the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), bringing the ship closer to its 2016 delivery to the U.S. Navy.   Ford’s new anchor system features a lighter anchor and chain, weighing in at half the weight of the previous Nimitz-class […]

  • 1 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) is likely to be launched three months earlier than planned, shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries said.  Kennedy, the second ship in the Gerald R. Ford class of carriers, is scheduled to be christened in the fourth quarter of 2019 and delivered to the US Navy in 2022. […]

  • 1 August 2012
    Industry news

    Raytheon Company has been awarded two U.S. Navy contracts for the Dual Band Radar, the multimission air defense radar for the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), America’s next-generation aircraft carrier. Under the contracts, with a total value of $53.6 million, Raytheon will enhance the system’s software to optimize power efficiency and ready the […]

  • 22 February 2012
    Equipment & technology

      Raytheon Company has been awarded a $21,228,947 contract to exercise options for fiscal 2012 Ship Self Defense Systems (SSDS) platform systems engineering agent efforts. The purpose of this contract is to fund continuation of Ship Self Defense Systems MK 2 development and test for the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) and SSDS […]

  • 7 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The crew of the U.S. Navy’s next aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) held their first all-hands general quarters (GQ) damage control drill February 4. General Quarters, Battle Stations, or Action Stations is an announcement made aboard a naval warship to signal the all hands aboard a ship to battle stations as […]

  • 23 May 2014
    Authorities, Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries yesterday hosted Frank Kendall, the U.S. undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, for a tour of the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division.   Kendall visited the shipyard to learn more about cost-reduction efforts and to see the construction progress on the aircraft carriers Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) and John […]

  • 20 February 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

     Huntington Ingalls Industries hosted on February 19 U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) for a tour of the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division. The senator met with shipbuilders to discuss potential defense budget cuts and learned how they impact NNS’ maintenance and construction work. “Compared to the sophistication and the quality of the work that […]

  • 5 October 2012
    Industry news

    The Navy and Huntington Ingalls Industries completed a record superlift Wednesday, when a 1,040-ton unit was lifted into the drydock at the Huntington Ingalls Newport News shipyard for integration with the future aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). The carrier is being constructed using a modular process that welds together smaller sections to form […]

  • 12 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    U.S. Navy’s next generation aircraft carrier and the most expensive ship it ever built, the Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), completed its turn ship evolution June 11 at Huntington Ingalls’ Newport News Shipbuilding facility. This operation marks the first time Ford has moved from its pier since coming out of dry dock in November 2013. […]

  • 27 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy, together with Raytheon, completed the preliminary design review (PDR) for the new Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar, confirming system development is on track for delivery to the designated ship classes. EASR is the U.S. Navy’s advanced radar for aircraft carriers and amphibious warfare ships, providing simultaneous anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare, and air traffic control mission capabilities. […]

  • 6 February 2020
    Vessels

    The US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) completed aircraft compatibility testing (ACT) on January 31, following 16 days at sea, during which the crew launched and recovered 211 aircraft, testing five different airframes, using first-generation flight deck systems. The testing phase included the first-ever underway catapult launches and arrested landings for […]

  • 30 May 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    While the US Navy’s newest aircraft carrier already made its milestone first F/A-18F Super Hornet catch at sea with the advanced arresting gear (AAG) system in June last year, the USS Gerald R. Ford is yet to be declared capable of operating a full carrier air wing. The AAG is a next-generation system designed for […]

  • 7 October 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The most expensive ship the U.S. Navy has ever built is once again bound to miss a delivery deadline. USS Gerald R. Ford, the lead ship of a next generation of U.S. aircraft carriers, was scheduled to be delivered to the Navy in 2014, but the deadline kept being pushed back. The latest delivery was scheduled […]

  • 28 April 2016
    Training & Education

    USS Abraham Lincoln’s (CVN 72) Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) team sponsored a special track and field day on the Huntington Hall field April 22 in support of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM). The day kicked off with Lincoln Sailors walking in silence, to raise awareness of the silence victims of sexual […]

  • 1 February 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS) a contract for the construction of two new Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers, CVN 80 and CVN 81, in a bid to achieve cost savings by ordering the two ships at once. As per the navy, the savings exceed $4 billion when compared to […]

  • 30 November 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The US Navy’s Office of Naval Research has developed a virtual trainer that will allow aircraft carrier flight deck crews to prepare for the job without having to be on an actual carrier at sea. The new technology is called Flight Deck Crew Refresher Training Expansion Packs (TEPs) and is an expandable framework of game-based […]

  • 6 October 2013
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    US Navy’s New Submarines Go Electric he next-generation US Navy’s submarines will be outfitted with an electric propulsion system, as reported by the Engineering news portal.   The Ohio-class submarines currently in use will be replaced with the new submarines in 2029. These new submarines, also called Ohio Replacement Programs’ (ORP) subs, are going to […]

  • 1 August 2011

    Huntington Ingalls Industries received a $504 million cost-plus-incentive-fee contract extension to continue engineering work associated with construction of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). The company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division is the prime contractor. Work performed under the contract includes the continuation of design-related activities and integration and system analysis for non-propulsion […]

  • 27 February 2011
    Equipment & technology

    Northrop Grumman Corporation cut one of the first pieces of steel for the second ship in the Gerald R. Ford class, CVN 79, during a ceremony at the company’s Shipbuilding sector in Newport News. Rear Adm. Michael McMahon, program executive office for Aircraft Carriers, said CVN 79 will soon have a name and a crew […]

  • 8 August 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) welcomed 14 chief petty officer selects to the ranks with an additional 14 inbound to the command when the results were announced Aug. 1. The 28 newest chief petty officers have a unique opportunity within the Navy to serve aboard the newest and most technologically advanced aircraft carrier. […]

  • 3 February 2013

      Commanding Officer of USS Pasadena Relieved of Duty Rear Adm. Rick Breckenridge, Commander, Submarine Group 2, relieved Cmdr. Luis Molina, commanding officer of USS Pasadena (SSN 752) on Jan. 25 due to loss of confidence in executing his duties as the submarine’s commanding officer.     USA: Gerald R. Ford Aircraft Carrier Takes Final […]

  • 16 April 2013
    Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries announced yesterday, April 15 that the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford is complete following the addition of the ship’s upper bow section on April 9 at Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS). The upper bow extends the overall length of the carrier to its full size, which is 1,106 […]

  • 13 October 2013
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    VIDEO: DDG 1000 Zumwalt-Class Destroyer Pending Christening (USA) The christening of the U.S. Navy’s newest guided missile destroyer, Zumwalt (DDG 1000), will take place on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works.  HMS Ramsey Sailors Learn from Their American Minehunting Counterparts Sailors from HMS Ramsey visited their American minehunting counterparts to see […]

  • 17 September 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries announced on September 14 that its Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division hosted Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert for a tour of the shipyard. Greenert received a briefing on the shipyard’s current work and capabilities and met with shipbuilders. The admiral also toured the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN […]

  • 12 January 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

      Raytheon Company has been awarded a $60.3 million U.S. Navy contract to develop and integrate the total ship electronics systems for LPD 26, the 10th ship of the Navy’s LPD 17 class of expeditionary warfare ships. Under the contract, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems extends its role as the total ship electronics systems integrator for […]

  • 15 January 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy Vice Adm. DeWolfe H. Miller III became the eighth Naval Air Forces (CNAF) Commander, relieving Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker in a change of command ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island, January 11. Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran was the guest speaker. Commander, US Pacific Fleet Adm. Scott H. Swift […]

  • 17 April 2014
    Authorities, Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries hosted U.S. Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.) Tuesday for a tour of the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division.   The visit provided the senators an opportunity to meet shipbuilders and see construction progress being made on all programs across the shipyard. Huntington Ingalls Industries President and CEO Mike Petters […]

  • 11 November 2013
    Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division christened on November 9 Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), the first ship of the next-generation class of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. “There is perhaps no more visible or powerful representation of America’s military strength than the hull that towers above us,” said U.S. Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), who […]