The Navy today issued a contract modification to move its next Ford-class aircraft carrier to a more traditional single-phase delivery, with the intention of getting the future John F. Kennedy (CVN-79) in deployable shape on a faster timeline. Read More
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Navy Verifies USS Gerald R. Ford’s Sixth Advanced Weapons Elevator
The Navy has accepted and verified the sixth Advanced Weapons Elevator on aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78). Read More
Navy Applying USS Gerald Ford Advanced Weapons Elevators Lessons to Rest of Carrier Class
This post was updated with additional information from the Navy.
The Navy is revamping its approach to building weapons elevators on Ford-class aircraft carriers, after finding that each of the 11 unique elevators is generating its own unique set of lessons learned.
Bell-Boeing Delivers First CMV-22B to Navy for COD Mission
The first of a new generation of carrier onboard delivery aircraft delivered to the Navy, the service announced on Friday. Read More
SECARMY Memo: Military Medical Reform Effort Risks Combat Healthcare Quality, R&D
U.S. Army officials worry a lack of planning and poor funding for a pending consolidation of how the Pentagon manages military public health and medical research activities will result in dire battlefield consequences.
Pentagon Confirms Low-Yield Nuclear Warhead on Ballistic Missile Sub
The Pentagon acknowledged Tuesday it had deployed at least one low-yield nuclear warhead on a U.S. Navy nuclear ballistic missile submarine.
Fincantieri Betting on Power Generation to Land Navy Frigate Contest
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the contest to build the Navy’s new class of guided-missile frigates, bidders are counting on power generation as the difference-maker as the service nears awarding a contract. Read More
FY 2020 Defense Measures Almost Law; Bills Contain Conflicting Language on FFG(X)
Just before leaving for a winter break, Congress approved the Fiscal Year 2020 agreements for funding and authorizing military operations while giving the Navy a mixed-message on how to build a planned new class of frigates.
House, Senate Defense Bill Signs Off on New Shipbuilding Programs, Restricts Others
Leaders from the House and Senate armed services committees agreed to a $738 billion Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, which approves funding for several Navy programs but also imposes limits on a few high-profile ship programs. Read More
VIDEO: Carrier John F. Kennedy Christened
The future USS John F. Kennedy (CVN-79) was christened Saturday morning during a ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding.