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Carrier USS Gerald R. Ford Wraps Up Maintenance Availability

Carrier USS Gerald R. Ford Wraps Up Maintenance Availability

Master-at-Arms Seaman Robert Rowe, from Lansing, Kansas, assigned to USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN-78) security department, stands transit watch during a sea and anchor evolution on the flight deck on Feb. 25, 2022. US Navy Photo

The lead ship in the Navy’s new class of aircraft carriers wrapped up a key maintenance availability and will soon start work-ups ahead of its first deployment. Read More

Record Aircraft Carrier Work Underway at Newport News Shipbuilding

Record Aircraft Carrier Work Underway at Newport News Shipbuilding

Carriers USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) and John F. Kennedy (CVN-79) at Newport News Shipbuilding on Nov. 12, 2021. USNI News Photo

With construction on the Navy’s new class of aircraft carriers continuing in earnest, the nation’s largest shipbuilder currently has six nuclear carriers at various lifecycle stages in its Virginia yard, officials told USNI News. Read More

Long-time Huntington Ingalls CEO Mike Petters Steps Down; COO Kastner to Take Charge

Long-time Huntington Ingalls CEO Mike Petters Steps Down; COO Kastner to Take Charge

Mike Petters holds a Q&A panel with cadets and officer-candidates at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s 32nd Adm. Thomas Wetmore Annual Ethics Forum, Oct. 28, 2021. U.S. Coast Guard Photo

The shipbuilder who oversaw the construction of the Ford-class carrier program and the Navy’s restart of the Arleigh Burke guided-missile is stepping down as the CEO of Huntington Ingalls Industries, the company announced on Friday. Read More

Navy Says Aircraft Carrier Supply Chain Improving; USS Gerald R. Ford to Deploy by Fall

Navy Says Aircraft Carrier Supply Chain Improving; USS Gerald R. Ford to Deploy by Fall

Carriers USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) and John F. Kennedy (CVN-79) at Newport News Shipbuilding on Nov. 12, 2021. USNI News Photo

The Navy is confident in its supply chain and the availability of spare parts to build and sustain its aircraft carriers, as the lead ship in the Gerald R. Ford class gears up for its first deployment, two service officials said last week. Read More