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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 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 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 […]

  • 13 August 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

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

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy said it would receive its newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, in April after the ship previously missed multiple delivery deadlines. In a statement on Wednesday, navy spokesman Capt. Thurraya Kent said that the ship would start builder’s sea trials in March while both the acceptance trials and delivery would take place […]