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USS Gerald R Ford

The acting Navy secretary promises he’ll fix the Ford aircraft carrier because he’s tired of it being a ‘whipping boy for why the Na...

Explaining that the president is "very concerned" about the Ford, Modly said that he is making fixing this flattop a top priority for the Navy.
The aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy as its dry dock area is flooded three months ahead of its slated production schedule, October 29, 2019.

How the problems on the US Navy’s new supercarrier helped it build the next one cheaper and faster

The Navy and the shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls have been "aggressively" applying lessons learned while building the USS Ford to its next supercarrier.
The carrier John F. Kennedy as its dry dock area is flooded, in Newport News, Virginia, October 29, 2019.

The new seal for the Navy’s next aircraft carrier contains a hint about big changes coming to naval aviation

The recently unveiled seal for the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy features its best-known aircraft, along with a future addition.
An F/A-18F Super Hornet jet flies over the USS Gerald R. Ford as the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier tests its new launch and flight arrest systems

10 incredible moments in the storied 109-year history of aircraft carrier aviation

109 years ago, an aircraft took off from a US Navy warship. These are some memorable developments from the history of carrier aviation.
A sailor on the flight deck of a US Navy aircraft carrier.

3 US Navy sailors from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush died by suicide last week

The ship's commanding officer acknowledged the string of recent suicides late Monday. "My heart is broken," Capt. Sean Bailey wrote on Facebook.
The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and ships assigned to the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) transit the Atlantic Ocean while conducting composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) on February 16, 2018.

A US Navy carrier strike group is weirdly deploying without its aircraft carrier after it broke down

Four escort ships of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group are setting sail on a new deployment. The group's aircraft carrier, however, is not.
USS Gerald R. Ford underway on its own power for the first time in Newport News, Virginia, April 8, 2017.

The US Navy finally repaired its broken supercarrier, but there’s still a question of who is going to pay for it

The Navy picked up the tab for the repairs — the cost of which is unknown, and now there's a question about who has to pay them back for the work.
People's Liberation Army Air Force J-20 fighter jets

Armed with J-20 stealth fighters, China’s future flattops could ‘eventually fight US carriers’

Deploying the J-20 aboard a new aircraft carrier could allow China's aircraft carriers to "fight US carriers in blue water," an expert said.
The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) transits the Atlantic Ocean,

The US Navy is having sailors train on an ineffective aircraft carrier weapon it’s getting rid of

The Navy's carrier-based anti-torpedo system is unreliable at best. The service is scrapping it. But sailors are still spending time training on it.
An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 flies over the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78).

The Navy’s new supercarrier can now land all of its planes — except the F-35 stealth fighter

All of the Navy's propeller and jet aircraft, except for the F-35, have been given the green light to conduct flight operations aboard the Ford.