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Advanced Weapons Elevator Installed on Navy’s Newest Carrier

The U.S. Navy has announced the installation of aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford's first advanced weapons elevator, the service branch said Wednesday. Its newest carrier received the AWE on Dec. 21 after engineers from Huntington Ingalls Industries completed certification and testing activities.

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USS Gerald Ford Sailors Finish Advanced Arresting Gear Training

U.S. Navy sailors from the USS Gerald R. Ford pre-commissioning unit have completed the Advanced Arresting Gear operator and maintainer initial training program held at New Jersey-based test facilities. Nineteen sailors graduated during the second round of the six-week training course after 20 sailors completed the training in April and another previous …

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Navy Unveils Affordability Plan for Ford-Class Aircraft Carriers

The U.S. Navy has established an affordability plan that sets its annual budget for new Ford-class aircraft carriers at $25 million beginning 2017 to address concerns over cost overruns, DoD Buzz reported Thursday. Kris Osborn writes that the plan will work to keep spending on the USS Kennedy within the Congress-imposed cap …

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