Tag Archives: Nimitz-class

Navy Tests Nimitz-Class Carrier on Sea

The U.S. Navy completed on-sea tests of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier belonging to the Nimitz class of ships. The carrier, also known as "Ike," launched from Naval Station Norfolk to undergo sea trials off Virginia's coast to evaluate several aspects including small-boat operations, countermeasure wash-down systems, catapult performance and high-speed turning, the Navy said Tuesday.

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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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F-35C Aircraft Passes Carrier Qualifications on USS Abraham Lincoln

The U.S. Navy‘s USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier has served as grounds for the F-35C Lightning II’s carrier qualification testing and completion. Pilots within strike fighter squadrons 125 and 101 flew the F-35C through 140 obstacles to qualify the aircraft for day and night use, in preparation for operational testing anticipated later in 2018, the U.S. …

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Navy Reports Progress on MQ-25A Unmanned Tanker C2 System

The U.S. Navy has tested a command-and-control system for the service branch’s future MQ-25A unmanned aerial refueling tanker in an effort to validate the C2 platform’s function to control and relay data, Defense News reported. Capt. Beau Duarte, Unmanned Carrier Aviation program manager at the Naval Air Systems Command, said integrating …

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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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Navy Evaluates Strike Group Capacity at 2016 USS Dahlgren Demo Event

The U.S. Navy has evaluated a strike group in various areas such as gun weapon systems, combat systems and interoperability with surface and air assets at the 2016 USS Dahlgren demonstration. According to a report published by the Navy’s information technology magazine, the USS Dahlgren cybernetic laboratory tested engagement coordination with virtual and …

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Next Generation USS Gerald Ford Aircraft Carrier Nearing Completion

The USS Gerald R. Ford is the first of the next-generation class of U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and its flight deck has been completed, according to a News Channel 3 article. Huntington Ingalls Industries is building the ship using modular construction which means sections of the ship are welded together to create …

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