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The US Navy is going to be getting another flattop late as new problems pop up at the shipyard

Regardless of whether it's new supercarriers or large aircraft-carrying amphibious assault ships, the Navy can't seem to get either on time.
The USS Boxer (LHD-4) Wasp-class amphibious assault ship sits docked in the port of San Diego, California, April 12, 2015.

Here’s how the Navy picks names for its ships — and how it breaks its own rules to do it

The Navy has rules for naming its ships, but the Secretary of the Navy makes the final decision — so sometimes, it breaks its own rules.
An F/A-18F Super Hornet launches from the USS Gerald R. Ford, July 28, 2017.

Trump tells troops that future US supercarriers are ‘going to use steam’ in a weird rant about an obsession he can’t seem to shake

President Donald Trump can't stand the new electromagnetic catapults the Navy has on its carriers, so he's suggesting the service use steam instead.

The US sent an aircraft carrier to ‘send a message’ to Iran — but it’s at a major disadvantage

Aircraft carriers are powerful tools, but Iran has many ways to thwart their power and even threaten them in the confined waters of the Persian Gulf.
China's aircraft carrier Liaoning takes part in a military drill of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy in the western Pacific Ocean, April 18, 2018.

China has a 3rd aircraft carrier in the works, and it could be a really big deal, Pentagon reveals

China is working on a third aircraft carrier, one expected to be much more technologically advanced than its predecessors, the Pentagon reported.
US Navy handout photo of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise

How the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier lives on in other US Navy flattops

Parts from the USS Enterprise — the "Big E" — are being incorporated into other US Navy carriers. See where the pieces of this big ship are going.
Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning during a Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy drill in the western Pacific Ocean, April 18, 2018.

China wants to turn its training aircraft carrier into a combat ship — here’s how it stacks up against US carriers

China has more planned for its first aircraft carrier than just training, as it is now pushing to transform the Liaoning into a combat ship.
The USS Gerald R. Ford underway on its own power for the first time, April 8, 2017.

The Navy’s new $13 billion supercarriers have a high-tech feature that is apparently driving Trump crazy

Trump has called the USS Gerald R. Ford supercarrier a "100,000-ton message to the world," but there is one thing about it he just can't let go.
China's DF-26 "carrier killer" missile takes flight in unprecedented test footage.

China’s new ‘carrier killer’ video is a treasure trove of military intel that should worry the US Navy

The unprecedented video offered a treasure trove of military intelligence to the US about the DF-26, including that US carriers are at grave risk.
Sailors man the rails of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford during its commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia.

The Navy’s newest aircraft carrier got a long-missing piece of gear in December, helping to solve a problem the Navy secretary has bet his job o...

Navy Secretary Richard Spencer once said he'd bet his job on finally outfitting the USS Gerald R. Ford with its weapons elevators.