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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 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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GAO: Navy Should Update Policy to Address Ship Defects

The Government Accountability Office has urged the U.S. Navy to revise its ship delivery policy to keep defective and incomplete ships from entering the service branch’s operational fleet. GAO said in a report published Monday it evaluated six Navy ships and found that the vessels were incomplete or showed quality problems …

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Trump Vows Rebuilding of US Military with Proposed $54B Budget Increase

President Donald Trump has pledged to rebuild the U.S. armed forces and expand the U.S. Navy‘s aircraft carrier fleet through a proposed $54 billion increase in the Defense Department budget for fiscal 2018, DoD News reported Thursday. Jim Garamone writes Trump discussed his goals for the country’s military during a ceremony held Thursday aboard the …

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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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