USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), the U.S. Navy’s newest and most advanced aircraft carrier, joined six NATO allies for exercise Silent Wolverine in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean, Nov. 8, 2022.
Tag Archives : CVN 78
15 Apr 2022
During Sea Air Space 2022, Capt. Brian Metcalf, CVN 78 program manager, revealed information about the carrier's capabilities, differences from previous carriers, and the program schedule.
15 Apr 2022
Update on the EMALS and AAG programs with General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems during Sea Air Space 2022.
02 Mar 2022
Huntington Ingalls Industries completed the first planned incremental availability (PIA) for aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78).
23 Dec 2021
On December 22, the 11th and final Advanced Weapons Elevator (AWE) aboard USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) was turned over to the Ship’s Crew.
04 Sep 2021
General Atomics announced that the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) aboard USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)...
23 Aug 2021
The aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) departed Naval Station Norfolk to make the transit to Newport News Shipyard in support of her Planned Incremental Availability (PIA), a six-month period of modernization, maintenance, and repairs, Aug. 20, 2021.
09 Aug 2021
USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) successfully conducted a third explosive event off the coast of Jacksonville, FL, on 8 Aug., marking the completion of the ship’s Full Ship Shock Trials (FSST).
19 Jun 2021
On Friday, June 18, the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) successfully completed the first scheduled explosive event as part of Full Ship Shock Trials (FSST).
25 May 2021
General Atomics announced that the EMALS and AAG system aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) achieved the U.S. Navy’s target of 8,000 successful...