What matters most is not how lethal a carrier is, but what threats it can endure.
Dave Majumdar Security, Compared to first-in-class USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78), which was commissioned last month, Kennedy should cost less. Huntington Ingalls Newport News shipbuilding has completed 50 percent of the structural work on the future USS John F. Show More Summary
Dave Majumdar Security, A key technology just passed a big hurdle. USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) successfully launched and recovered a fixed-wing aircraft at sea during a shakedown cruise on July 28. The test is definitive proof thatShow More Summary
The USS Gerald R Ford scored a double first less than a week after commissioning, as the nuclear-powered supercarrier launched and recovered a fighter plane for the first time using an electromagnetic catapult. On July 28, an F/A-18F...Show More Summary
Six days after being commissioned, the USS Gerald R. Ford, the Navy's newest and most sophisticated aircraft carrier, received and launched its first fixed-wing aircraft. An F/A-18 Super Hornet landed on the ship at 3:10 p.m. on July...Show More Summary
Less than one week after Pres. Donald J. Trump commissioned the U.S. Navy's newest aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) launched and recovered its first fixed-wing aircraft July 28, 2017, off the coast of Virginia. The first arrested landing…
Donald Trump speaks in the commissioning ceremony of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R Ford in Norfolk, Virginia. Donald Trump remains unconvinced that Russia interfered in last year’s US election, his new communications chief said on Sunday, as the White House gave mixed signals about whether it would approve new sanctions against Moscow. Show More Summary
In a serious breach of presidential norms, President Donald Trump urged sailors attending the commissioning of the USS Gerald R. Ford on Saturday to wade into the political fray and help lobby Congress on health care and other topics. Show More Summary
Amid all its upgrades and advances, the US Navy's newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, is lacking one feature: urinals. Every bathroom on the Ford is, for the first time, gender neutral, equipped with flush toilets and stalls,...Show More Summary
The USS GERALD R. FORD, the lead ship in a new class of ten supercarriers, also called Ford Class, was conducted this week, presided over by President Donald Trump. I was waiting for someone, perhaps an old political sailor, to point out both the justice and the irony of that. I’m referring to the relentless […]
President Donald J. Trump commissioned the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) at a commissioning ceremony July 22. A commissioning is a day of celebration, and honors the dedication, team work, and collaboration of Sailors, legislators…
Three years late and costing $US13 billion ($16 billion), the USS Gerald R. Ford has finally been commissioned at Norfolk Naval Station in Virginia. The latest aircraft carrier to join the American fleet has been burdened with -- and this may shock you, considering we are talking about defence spending -- cost overruns and significant delays. Show More Summary
The $12.9 billion warship was commissioned Saturday
"[L]ove of country has been poured into every rivet and bulkhead on this vessel."
The US Navy got a bit bigger today as the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) was welcomed into the fleet. At 10:00 am EDT at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, the 100,000 tonne (110,000 ton) nuclear-powered supercarrier was formally commissioned...Show More Summary
Donald Trump participates in the commissioning ceremony of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R Ford at Naval Station in Norfolk, Virginia. Donald Trump’s haphazard attempt to relaunch his communications operation after six months as president will face its first test next week, when his son-in-law testifies about alleged links to Russia. Show More Summary
President Donald Trump is delivering remarks in Norfolk, Virginia at the commissioning ceremony of the USS Gerald R. Ford. The U.S. Navy's new aircraft carrier is billed as "the most advanced in the world" and boasts the ability to carry more aircraft and weapons than any ship before.
President Donald Trump will help commission the USS Gerald R. Ford, a $12.9 billion warship that after delays and cost overruns will officially be turned over to the Navy. Continue reading ? The post Trump to attend commissioning of USS Gerald R. Ford appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
Dave Majumdar Security, We should know--we toured it. Ford seems to be delivering on the promise of a more efficient carrier that will take naval aviation into the future. Ford—which is based on the Nimitz-class hull form—restores weight...Show More Summary