Tag Archives: aircraft carrier

QinetiQ to Supply Launch & Recovery Control Equipment for JFK Aircraft Carrier

A QinetiQ subsidiary has received a $41 million contract from General Atomics to deliver hardware and software for the electromagnetic aircraft launch system and advanced arresting gear of the U.S. Navy‘s future aircraft carrier. QinetiQ North America will update, procure, assemble and test launch and arresting control hardware for integration into USS John F. Kennedy (CVN …

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QED Systems to Help Navy Plan Aircraft Carrier Maintenance, Modernization Efforts

Q.E.D Systems has secured a potential $59.4 million contract from the U.S. Navy for ship engineering and planning services in support of aircraft carrier maintenance and modernization efforts. The company will also support the Commander Naval Air Forces’ planning and work package development, integration and execution activities under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Defense …

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USS George Washington Hosts F-35C Test Pilots to Complete Dev’t Testing

The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George Washington will host a Patuxent River integrated test force team for the Lockheed Martin-built F-35C fighter aircraft in support of developmental testing efforts. The USS George Washington office said Sunday the test pilot team will work to complete the third and final at-sea stage as part of preparations for the F-35 …

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Huntington Ingalls Tests Precision Aircraft Landing System on USS Ford Carrier; Rolf Bartschi Comments

A Huntington Ingalls Industries division has demonstrated a radar system on the U.S. Navy‘s Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier with the use of a special-instrumented F-18  Super Hornet. During the test, HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding examined the functionality, alignment and operation of the Precision Aircraft Landing System and its subsystems as the Super Hornet …

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General Dynamics Business Unit Secures Navy Aircraft Carrier Maintenance Contracts

The U.S. Navy has awarded a $23 million cost-plus-award-fee contract modification to General Dynamics‘ NASSCO-Norfolk business unit for support services during a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier’s fiscal 2016 planned incremental availability. General Dynamics said Tuesday it will perform depot-level maintenance, modifications and ship repairs to update the USS Harry S. Truman‘s military and technical …

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Mike Petters: Huntington Ingalls Gets 20 Percent of Shipbuilding Work on Navy’s Ohio Submarine Replacement Program

Mike Petters, president and CEO of Huntington Ingalls Industries, has said HII has secured approximately 20 percent of shipbuilding work on the U.S. Navy’s entire Ohio-class replacement program with General Dynamics as prime contractor. He told Defense News reporter Christoper Cavas in an interview published Sunday that ORP prompts HII to align its …

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Huntington Ingalls Sets Up “Superlift” Structure for Aircraft Carrier Construction; Mike Shawcross Comments

Huntington Ingalls Industries has added a new structure designed to update the construction workflow on a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier at its Newport News Shipbuilding dry dock facility. HII’s 965-ton “superlift” will work to support the continued development of the U.S. Navy’s future John F. Kennedy carrier, which the company said Tuesday is currently 17 percent complete ahead of …

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Huntington Ingalls Demos Steam Catapult Tech on Navy’s Lincoln Carrier

A Huntington Ingalls Industries division has updated and tested a catapult system aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln as part of a ship modernization and maintenance initiative. The U.S. Navy and HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding crew launched steam-powered catapults on the aircraft carrier approximately 20 times during the system’s “no-load” test, the company said Wednesday. “The test …

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General Atomics Taps General Tool for Aircraft Carrier Hardware Supply Subcontract

Defense and aerospace contractor General Tool Co. will provide hardware equipment for the U.S. Navy’s second Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier under a $48 million subcontract from General Atomics, the Cincinnati Business Courier reported Friday. Andy Brownfield writes the contract covers trough covers, motor support parts and other safety components for the …

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QinetiQ NA to Build Launch-Recovery Control Tech for Navy’s JFK Carrier

QinetiQ North America has been awarded a $16 million contract to provide control technology for launch and recovery platforms that General Atomics is building for integration onto a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier. QNA said Tuesday it will assemble and test control software and hardware of the  Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System and Advanced Arresting Gear for the USS …

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