Tag Archives: Newport News Shipbuilding

Government-Industry Team Move Forward With USS Gerald R. Ford Weapons Elevator Testing

The U.S. Navy and Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News Shipbuilding division have begun phase two testing of an aircraft carrier's lower weapons elevator, DVIDS Hub reported Thursday. Personnel from Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division, work with HII engineers to assess the operation of USS Gerald R. Ford’s lower stage weapons elevator.

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USS Ford Carrier Shock Test Gets DoD Backing

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, in a letter to the Senate Armed Services Committee, said the department believes the U.S. Navy should not delay shock-testing of its $13 billion USS Gerald R. Ford carrier, Bloomberg reported Thursday. “We agree with your view that a test in normal sequence is more prudent and pragmatic,” …

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Navy to Conduct USS Washington Submarine Commissioning

The U.S. Navy will hold a commissioning ceremony on Oct. 7 for the USS Washington fast attack submarine that Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ Newport News Shipbuilding company delivered in May. Acting Navy Undersecretary Thomas Dee will deliver the principal address during the ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, which will also feature ship sponsor …

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Navy Preps for USS Harry Truman Carrier Sea Trials

A Nimitz-class aircraft carrier has departed the U.S. Navy‘s facility in Portsmouth, Virginia, to undergo sea trials following the completion of a 10-month planned incremental availability. The Navy said Friday it was preparing USS Harry S. Truman, also called CVN 75, for multiple training exercises that would involve damage control, flight deck operations and simulated combat …

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