Ultimate Weapons- Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier
Great video from the Military Channel about Nimitz-Class carriers.
Aircraft Carrier Gerald R. Ford Reaches 75%...
It’s an exciting week for aircraft carrier fans— on Wednesday, Huntington Ingalls Industries, the builder of America’s next aircraft carrier, announced that the new carrier, Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), is 75% structurally complete! Ford, the lead-ship in the new class of carriers, has been under construction at HII’s Newport News shipyard since November 2009. It’s set...
The Ford-Class Carrier
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The growing complexity of Navy ships
Today, the Lexington Institute published an article on the growing complexity of Navy ships and how that results in a higher costs, despite the net result being more cost-effective, sophisticated ships. *be sure to check out the info on the first Ford-class carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), that’s currently under construction at Newport News Shipyard towards the end. A naval vessel has...
U.S. Navy sends second aircraft carrier to Persian...
It was announced this morning that the U.S. Navy is deploying a second aircraft carrier to Persian Gulf amid rising tensions with Iran. USS Enterprise (CVN 65) and her strike group will join USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), marking one of the few times that the Navy has had more than one carrier in the waters near the Gulf. The deployment of the second aircraft carrier is “routine and not...
Big E Strike Group
The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) leads the formation as the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group, comprised of guided-missle cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Porter (DDG 78), USS Nitze (DDG 94) and USS James E. Williams (DDG 95), transit the Atlantic March 18. US Navy Video/Released