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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 February 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries a $25.5 million modification to start the advance fabrication of the third Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN 80). The initial structural fabrication and shop work on the third Gerald R. Ford-class carrier will be performed at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division through March 2018. “This award authorizes […]

  • 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 […]

  • 21 January 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy has unveiled the name of its newest Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier. Acting Secretary of the US Navy Thomas B. Modly named the future aircraft carrier USS Doris Miller (CVN 81) during a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day ceremony honoring African Americans of the Greatest Generation in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on January […]

  • 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, […]

  • 28 December 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries’s Newport News Shipbuilding a $228.m million contract modification to purchase additional long lead time material to be used for the construction of Enterprise (CVN 80). Long lead time materials contracts allow the shipbuilder to purchase parts and equipment in advance and thereby speed up […]

  • 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 […]

  • 13 August 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    It took the navy and shipbuilder over a year to repair the troubled propulsion system.

  • 26 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Marine propulsion specialist Fairbanks Morse announced it has been awarded a contract to build and deliver emergency diesel generator (EDG) sets for US Navy’s two future nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, the USS Enterprise (CVN-80) and the yet-to-be-named CVN-81. These ships will be the US Navy’s third and fourth Gerald R. Ford class nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 3 August 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics NASSCO–Norfolk a maintenance contract to perform non-nuclear planning and maintenance work during six chief of naval operations (CNO) availabilities on four Nimitz-class aircraft carriers and one Gerald R. Ford-class carrier, home-ported in or visiting Norfolk, Virginia. An availability is the time a U.S. Naval ship undergoes repairs and alterations […]

  • 6 December 2019
    Vessels

    The US Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, the future USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), will be christened at Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS), Virginia, on December 7. John F. Kennedy, which was launched in late October 2019, is the second aircraft carrier of the Gerald R. Ford class, slated to replace USS Nimitz (CVN […]

  • 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 August 2011

    Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc received a $56.5 million contract modification, under a previously awarded contract, for continuation of long lead time material procurement associated with construction of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). The company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division is the prime contractor. “This award continues our efforts to plan and prepare […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 19 May 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded General Atomics a $195.1 million contract modification which will see the company manufacture, assemble and test the advanced arresting gear for the third Ford-class aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 80). General Atomics will be responsible for the installation of the system and eventual repairs and drawing changes. The navy considered cancelling the AAG […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s newest, digitally-built, aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) now has a complete flight deck after shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries lifted the final bow section into place. The addition of the upper bow section at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division is one of the last steel structural units, known as a […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 24 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    US Navy celebrated the keel laying of the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), the second ship of the Gerald R. Ford class, at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division on Saturday, August 22. Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of the ship’s namesake, the 35th President of the United States, the ship’s sponsor, declared the keel […]