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  • 7 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Huntington Ingalls Inc. (HII) has won a USD 60.8 million modification to previously awarded contract for procurement of additional long lead material for CVN 79 if required. Under the contract, HII has been hired for provision of all services and material in preparation of construction of USS John F. Kennedy (CVN-79). USS John F. Kennedy […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 October 2011
    Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries, Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va., is being awarded a $16,884,918 modification, which exercises priced research, development, test and evaluation options under previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-2116) for continuation of construction preparation efforts for the future USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). Huntington Ingalls Industries will provide all services and material in preparation […]

  • 30 October 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy’s second Ford-class aircraft carrier, future USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), marked another milestone as Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS) flooded the ship’s dry dock on October 29. John F. Kennedy has been under construction at its Newport News location since 2015 and continues to makes preparations for its christening, which […]

  • 3 April 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The company that is set to equip the U.S. Navy’s next aircraft carrier, the USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), with an arresting gear system on April 1 said its system completed the first aircraft arrestment. According to General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems, the Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) system conducted the arrestment of an F/A-18E Super […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 July 2011
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Amid a tightening defense budget, the U.S. Navy is weighing an option to delay the purchase of the Newport News-built John F. Kennedy aircra… By Peter Frost (dailypress) [mappress] Source: dailypress, July 12, 2011;

  • 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 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s second Ford-class aircraft carrier, the future USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), received the flight deck island in a May 29 ceremony that coincided with the birthday of the ship’s namesake. “Landing the island is a key milestone in preparing the ship for launch in the fall,” said Jennifer Boykin, president of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 23 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Despite considering reverting to the legacy recovery system, Mk-7, a U.S. Navy review board decided to continue with AAG as the aircraft recovery system of choice for the future USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). The Advanced Arresting Gear’s test program marked the completion of the 350th trap of an F/A-18E Super Hornet in December, 2016. To […]

  • 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 […]

  • 28 September 2012
    Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries has received a $296 million contract modification, under a previously awarded contract, for continuation of long-lead-time material procurement for and advance construction of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). The company’s Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division is the prime contractor. This award enables NNS to continue preparations for the […]

  • 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 […]

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

    Huntington Ingalls Inc. is being awarded a $23,1 million modification to previously awarded contract to continue construction preparation efforts for USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). This modification allows continuation of ongoing planning, construction and material procurement that are aligned with the optimal build plan for the ship, and it affords an opportunity for the […]

  • 19 July 2012
    Training & Education

    Huntington Ingalls Incorporated (HII) has been awarded a USD 43. 41 million modification to a previously awarded contract for the procurement of additional long lead time material for the future John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). The contract will provide all services and material in preparation for construction of future John F. Kennedy. The second carrier […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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

    Another step towards the completion of the refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) was achieved May 18 when the covers for catapult one were installed on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). The installation of the covers lasted three days and was performed by Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS). Getting […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 June 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy should develop a more accurate cost estimate for its second Ford-class carrier, the future USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), if it wants to avoid the mistakes made on the lead ship, an independent watchdog has warned. The recently delivered USS Gerald R. Ford cost the navy over $2 billion more than initially expected. Following a review […]

  • 6 November 2012
    Authorities

    The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, held the squadron’s change of command ceremony at the National Naval Aviation Museum on Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola Nov. 4. Cmdr. Tom Frosch relieved Capt. Greg McWherter as Blue Angel commanding officer/flight leader and commented on his optimism for the future and pride in taking […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 23 June 2014
    Authorities

    U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG) held a change of command ceremony at the Tango/Uniform wharf at the base in Santa Rita June 20.   Capt. Andy Anderson relieved Capt. Mike Ward as NBG’s commanding officer (CO). Retired Navy Cmdr. Matt Miller was the events guest speaker and commended Ward for his dedication and excellence he […]

  • 29 August 2016
    Authorities

    Rear Adm. Dee Mewbourne relieved Rear Adm. T. K. Shannon as commander, Military Sealift Command, during a change of command ceremony aboard USNS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB 3). Gen. Darren W. McDew, commander, U.S. Transportation Command, and Adm. Philip S. Davidson, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, were the guest speakers. Shannon, a native of Calais, […]