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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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • 27 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Egypt Buys French Mistrals French and Egyptian officials have concluded a contract for two Mistral-class ships in Paris, September 23. France Confident About Mistral Sale French Defense Minister Yves Le Drian has affirmed that France would find buyers for their two Mistral-class ships. HMS Gloucester Sails to a Scrap Yard in Turkey Royal Navy’s former […]

  • 17 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The lead ship of the next generation of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers, the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), has completed builder’s sea trials and is now starting preparations for the acceptance trials. The aircraft carrier returned to Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia on April 14 after seven days of builder’s sea trials. During this initial […]

  • 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 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), is set to be commissioned during a ceremony that will be held at Naval Station Norfolk on July 22. CVN 78 is the first new U.S. aircraft carrier design in 40 years. Despite of challenges presented by integrating a multitude of new technologies […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 November 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    In late October, 16 Sailors from the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) became the first in the fleet officially trained to operate the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS). The initial 10-day training was created for senior leadership either directly involved with launching operations or who perform supervisory duties from CVN 78’s V-2 who maintain […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s most expensive ship ever, aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), arrived at Huntington Ingalls Industries – Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Virginia, July 14 to begin its post-shakedown availability (PSA) period. The PSA will be a yearlong maintenance and upgrade period after the ship operated at sea for 81 days […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 17 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), completed crew certification on February 16, following a three-day fast cruise. “It is the crew that brings the ship to life,” said Capt. Rick McCormack, Ford’s commanding officer. “The crew is at the heart of all that we do, and I am extremely proud […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 23 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Testing of advanced systems onboard USS Gerald R. Ford has fallen behind schedule, thereby delaying the sea trials phase. The delay of the sea trials phase may add up to six to eight weeks and push the delivery of the US Navy’s new aircraft carrier behind the march 2016 deadline. In a statement released yesterday, reported by […]

  • 31 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford recovered and launched its first fixed-wing aircraft less than a week after being commissioned into the fleet. The milestone took place off the coast of Virginia on June 28, with the first arrested landing occurring at 3:10 PM (EST) and the first catapult launch happening at 4:37 PM […]