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Carrier Ford gets underway for trials

Aircraft carrier USS Gerald R Ford (CVN 78) got underway on 25 October to start sea trials following the ship’s 15-month pierside maintenance period at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) yard in...

RAN decommissions final Adelaide-class frigate

The Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) last operational Adelaide-class guided-missile frigate, HMAS Melbourne , was decommissioned in a ceremony held on 26 October at its home port of Fleet Base East, Garden Island in Sydney....

Hanwha Systems set for IPO

South Korean defence firm Hanwha Systems has announced plans to launch an initial public offering (IPO) in mid-November as part of efforts to expand in domestic and international markets. The company said on 28...

China approves merger of shipbuilding giants

China’s State Council has approved the merger of its two state-owned shipbuilding enterprises: the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) and China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC). China’s Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State...

Haunted Navy Lodge room still worth the rate

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Sources at the Navy Lodge on North Island have reported multiple sightings of terrifying apparitions and demonic sounds coming from Room 453. However with a beautiful balcony view of the...

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US Navy Commissions Littoral Combat Ship 17 (Indianapolis)

The U.S. Navy commissioned Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 17, USS Indianapolis – the nation’s ninth Freedom-variant LCS – in Burns Harbor, Indiana. This milestone places the ship, built by the Lockheed Martin- (NYSE: LMT)...

U.S. Navy’s new $13 billion aircraft carrier returned to sea

The U.S. Navy’s costliest warship, the $13 billion aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), departed Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding and returned to sea for the first time since beginning its post-shakedown...

Ford Back To Sea Trials After 15-Month PSA

The aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) got underway and headed back out to sea trials off the coast of Virginia on Oct. 25 after finishing a 15-month post-shakedown availability (PSA) period. Before...

USS Gerald R. Ford Returns to Sea

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) got underway today for sea trials from Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS) division following a 15-month pierside maintenance period. “I am proud of the crew’s efforts...

USS Gerald R. Ford Returns to Sea

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) got underway today for sea trials from Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS) division following a 15-month pierside maintenance period. “I am proud of the crew’s efforts...

UK F-35B tests “beast mode” loadout

Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is currently undergoing extensive F-35B flight trials with the aim of determining the operational limits of both the ship and the fifth-generation… [[ This is a content...

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