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  • Two Supercarriers Meet at Sea — One’s Missing Airplanes

    08/11/2017 4:42:36 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 52 replies
    War is Boring ^ | August 8, 2017 | David Axe
    The Royal Navy’s new supercarrier HMS Queen Elizabeth and her battle group met the U.S. Navy’s carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the North Atlantic for an exercise beginning on Aug. 1, 2017. The 10-day exercise Saxon Warrior 2017 “allows both U.S. and U.K. naval forces a chance to hone our interoperability skills,” said Rear Adm. Kenneth Whitesell, commander of Bush‘s Carrier Strike Group 2. “Particularly important is the alignment of U.S. carrier strike groups and the U.K. carrier strike group.” Both navies — and one NATO ally — sent ships and crews to the exercise. But one key component...
  • Navy confirms cost overrun on CVN 78

    03/16/2012 7:09:51 PM PDT · by U-238 · 50 replies · 1+ views
    DoD Buzz ^ | 3/15/2012 | Phillip Ewing
    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus confirmed Thursday that the cost overrun for the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford is projected to reach $1 billion, bringing the ship’s total cost to some $12 billion — but said it’s on track to be delivered on schedule. The admission took place under questioning from Arizona Sen. John McCain, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, who pointedly asked Mabus “what have you been doing on your watch” to control the costs on the new ship. Mabus said the Navy’s deal with shipbuilder Huntington-Ingalls Industries is such that the government has “recovered...
  • Cost Overruns On USS Gerald Ford Could Top $1 Billion

    02/25/2012 7:20:13 PM PST · by U-238 · 54 replies · 1+ views
    Outside The Beltway ^ | 1/2/2012 | Doug Mataconis
    The first in the Navy’s new class of supercarriers is likely to end up costing a lot more than anticipated: The U.S. Navy has estimated a worst-case cost overrun of as much as $1.1 billion for the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford, the service’s most expensive warship. The carrier is being built by Huntington Ingalls Industries under a cost-plus, incentive-fee contract in which the Navy pays for most of the overruns. Even so, the service’s efforts to control expenses may put the company’s $579.2 million profit at risk, according to the Navy. A review of the carrier’s rising costs...
  • Carrier Disposal Proves Difficult to Navy

    02/20/2012 10:16:12 PM PST · by U-238 · 60 replies
    Naval Open Source INTelligence ^ | 2/20/2012 | Naval Open Source INTelligence
    flight decks that once thundered and boomed with jet aircraft are silent. The passageways and compartments where thousands of sailors worked, ate and slept are empty. The once meticulously swept and kept decks are worn and torn, some covered in bird droppings. The names of the Navy’s seven decommissioned non-nuclear aircraft carriers conjure up well-earned reputations as Cold War bulwarks. And while at least some are the objects of preservation efforts, chances are slim more than one will survive as a museum ship. The rest are taking up valuable pier space, and the only thing the Navy wants now is...
  • USS Nimitz gets underway for sea trials

    07/02/2010 2:24:19 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 19 replies ^ | 7/2/2010 |
    USS Nimitz (CVN 68) has started from her homeport of Naval Base Coronado to perform sea trials at the western Pacific Ocean, for assessing its readiness and capability. The trails have begun from June 30. Later on, a 30-day carrier incremental availability (CIA) will be conducted when the ship will return from the extended deployment. "We have accomplished some high quality maintenance on critical equipment and systems during this availability, for the next few days we get to validate that work by putting the ship through its paces," Capt. Paul O. Monger, Nimitz commanding officer, said in an US Navy...
  • Design & Preparations Continue for the USA’s New CVN-21 Super-Carrier

    05/13/2010 4:52:37 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 19 replies · 975+ views
    Defense Daily. ^ | 5/13/2010 | Defense Daily.
    Some nations have aircraft carriers. The USA has super-carriers. The French Charles De Gaulle Class nuclear carriers displace about 43,000t. India’s new Vikramaditya/ Admiral Gorshkov Class will have a similar displacement. The future British CVF Queen Elizabeth Class and related French PA2 Project are expected to displace about 65,000t (British) – 74,000t (French), while the British Invincible Class carriers that participated in the Falklands War weigh in at around 22,000t. Invincible actually compares well to Italy’s excellent new Cavour Class (27,000t), and Spain’s Principe de Asturias Class (17,000t). The USA’s Nimitz Class and CVN-21 Gerald R. Ford Class, in contrast,...
  • USS George H.W. Bush Departs for Sea Trials

    01/29/2010 8:31:44 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 44 replies · 1,366+ views ^ | 1/27/2010 | Specialist 2nd Class Nathan A. Bailey
    USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) departed Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va., for sea trials Jan. 27 after a seven-month maintenance period. During Sea Trials, the ship's electronics, communication, navigation and other combat systems that were built or modified in the shipyard will be tested. In addition, an inspection of the ship's catapults and jet blast deflectors will be conducted, as well as inspections of the ship's berthing spaces, demonstrations of search and rescue equipment firefighting capabilities, and an evaluation of food service facilities to determine the ship's overall mission readiness. Bush's sea trials comes after...