An F/A-18E Super Hornet, attached to "Blue Blasters" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34, landed aboard USS Gerald R. Ford's (CVN 78) flight deck marking the 1,000th recovery of a fixed wing aircraft using Ford's Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) March 19, 2020 at 5:13 p.m.
Tag Archives : USS Gerald R. Ford
23 Jan 2020
The aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) departed its homeport of Norfolk, Jan. 16 to begin Aircraft Compatibility Testing (ACT) off the East Coast as the first aircraft, an E-2D landed, on board.
01 Nov 2019
Here is NavalNews.com's ninth monthly report (October 2019). Naval News Monthly Reports are video round ups of the most read naval defense news articles we published in the past month.
28 Oct 2019
USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) got underway October 25, 2019, for sea trials from Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS) division following a 15-month pierside maintenance period.
13 Aug 2019
The U.S. Navy declares its newest aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford CVN78, propulsion plant has "reached completion" over two years after the ship's delivery in May 2017. Major unspecified issues have now been fixed but the ship remains in the shipyard at Newport News Shipbuilding.
04 Jun 2019
Raytheon and the U.S. Navy completed the final developmental test of the latest generation of the Ship Self Defense System, or SSDS, Integrated Combat System for the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) aircraft carrier.
07 Mar 2019
Nearly one month following the acceptance of its first advanced weapons elevator (AWE), the US Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), has accepted its second, the service said on March 6.
05 Feb 2019
Raytheon and the U.S. Navy have successfully completed the first-ever, live fire test of the latest generation of the Ship Self Defense System, or SSDS, Integrated Combat System on the Self Defense Test Ship.
01 Feb 2019
The U.S. Navy has awarded a contract for the construction of CVN 80 and CVN 81 to Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding.