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Carrier Lincoln Redelivers to the Navy After 4-Year Refueling and Complex Overhaul

Carrier Lincoln Redelivers to the Navy After 4-Year Refueling and Complex Overhaul

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) conducts high-speed turn drills during sea trials on May 11, 2017. Abraham Lincoln is underway after successfully completing its mid-life refueling and complex overhaul and will spend several days conducting sea trials, a comprehensive test of many of the ship’s key systems and technologies. US Navy photo.

Newport News Industries redelivered nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) to the U.S. Navy after completing the carrier’s four-year mid-life Refueling and Complex Overhaul. Read More

Carrier Ford to Begin Acceptance Trials this Month; Navy Expects Quick Delivery Afterwards

Carrier Ford to Begin Acceptance Trials this Month; Navy Expects Quick Delivery Afterwards

The aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) pulls into Naval Station Norfolk for the first time, upon completion of the ship’s builders trials. HII photo.

The first-in-class aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) will head to sea by the end of the month for its last set of trials before the Navy accepts delivery of the ship and commissions it into the fleet, the acting Navy secretary said today. Read More

Carrier Gerald R. Ford Completes Builder's Trials, Prepares For Acceptance Trials, Delivery 'This Spring'

Carrier Gerald R. Ford Completes Builder’s Trials, Prepares For Acceptance Trials, Delivery ‘This Spring’

The aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) arrives at Naval Station Norfolk after returning from builder’s sea trials and seven days underway. During this initial at-sea period, Gerald R. Ford’s crew, representatives from Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding, the Navy’s CVN 78 Program Office, the Navy’s Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair and various technical subject matter experts demonstrated many of the ship’s key systems. US Navy Photo

Aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) completed its builder’s trials today and is back at Naval Station Norfolk to begin preparations for its upcoming acceptance trials. Read More

Huntington Ingalls Awaiting Commitment from Navy Before Ramping Up Workforce

Huntington Ingalls Awaiting Commitment from Navy Before Ramping Up Workforce

Newport News Shipbuilding placed a 900-ton superlift into dry dock, continuing construction of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). Nearly 90 lifts have been placed in the dock and joined together since the ship’s keel was laid in August 2015. Newport News Shipbuilding photo.

Newport News Shipbuilding placed a 900-ton superlift into dry dock, continuing construction of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). Nearly 90 lifts have been placed in the dock and joined together since the ship’s keel was laid in August 2015. Newport News Shipbuilding photo.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The Navy and many lawmakers want a massive increase in Navy spending but haven’t yet put forward a plan to start ramping up spending – and one shipbuilding executive said he wouldn’t feel comfortable investing in a larger workforce until certain signs of Navy commitment appear in the budget. Read More

Delay in Aircraft Carrier Ford Testing Could Compress Workups for First Deployment

Delay in Aircraft Carrier Ford Testing Could Compress Workups for First Deployment

Tug boats maneuver the aircraft carrier Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) into the James River during the ship's turn ship evolution June 11, 2016. US Navy Photo

Tug boats maneuver the aircraft carrier Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) into the James River during the ship’s turn ship evolution June 11, 2016. US Navy Photo

The Navy is not yet delaying the anticipated deployment for carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) in the early 2020s after a series of delays, but workups and training could be compressed due to a later-than-expected delivery, the Navy’s chief weapons buyer said last week. Read More