Tag Archives: aircraft carrier

Huntington Ingalls to Test USS Lincoln Carrier’s Steam System; Chris Miner Comments

A Huntington Ingalls Industries division has begun to test steam-powered engines and electrical generators of the U.S. Navy‘s USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier. “Once the work and final testing, including sea trials, is complete, Lincoln will be redelivered to the Navy as one of the most technologically advanced Nimitz-class carriers …

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Huntington Ingalls Lays Keel for John F. Kennedy Carrier; Matt Mulherin Comments

Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ Newport News Shipbuilding division has laid the keel for the future USS John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier at a ceremony in Newport News, Virginia. Sponsored by former President Kennedy’s daughter Caroline Kennedy, the carrier will be the second ship of the Gerald R. Ford carrier class, HII said Saturday. The carrier …

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Defense News: Navy Could Hold USS Enterprise Disposal Contract Competition

The U.S. Navy is examining the potential of a contract competition to help the branch dispose of the nuclear-powered USS Enterprise aircraft carrier, Defense News reported Sunday. Christopher Cavas writes that the Naval Sea Systems Command is considering the use of commercial services to dismantle the Enterprise due to potential capacity or cost limitations with …

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Huntington Ingalls’ Mike Petters: Schedules, Cost Plans Key in USS Gerald Ford Construction

Mike Petters, president and CEO of Huntington Ingalls Industries, said the USS Gerald R. Ford supercarrier project presents a challenge because the ship will incorporate newer technologies, the Daily Press reported Thursday. “We’re now at the point where we have to tie all this new technology together and test it,” …

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Lockheed F-35C Jet Lands on Carrier in 1st At-Sea Development Test

Lockheed Martin‘s F-35 carrier variant performed an arrested landing on the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier Monday as part of an estimated two-week initial at-sea development test of the F-35C Joint Strike Fighter. The Navy said Monday that Cmdr. Tony Wilson, a U.S. Navy test pilot, landed one of two F-35C planes onto the carrier’s flight deck under the DT-I test phase. …

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HII’s Newport News Arm Adopts QinetiQ’s Paramarine Naval Architectural Software

Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ shipbuilding division will use QinetiQ‘s Paramarine Ship and Submersible Design Software for ship design and construction work on U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and carry out research and development in submarine systems. QinetiQ said Monday HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding will deploy Paramarine to function as naval architectural software and use Team Paramarine License for multiple users. …

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Navy Test Flies Northrop X-47B, Boeing F/A-18 on Theodore Roosevelt

Northrop Grumman‘s X-47B unmanned aircraft completed a series tests on deck operations aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier to see how the drone maneuvers in a flight pattern alongside manned aircraft. The U.S. Navy said Sunday that the drone demonstrated catapults, arrested landings, flight deck taxiing and refueling and integration functions with …

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