Newport News Shipbuilding reached the midpoint in the construction of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (#CVN79) following the installation of one of the largest units on the ship.
HII was awarded an advance planning contract for the RCOH of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).
The Navy made its first payment on the LPD Flight II program this week, awarding Ingalls Shipbuilding $165.5 million on Aug. 2 for long lead time materials and advance construction activities for the first Flight II ship.
Iranian drones have become increasingly active in the Persian Gulf and other critical waterways around the Middle East, regularly conducting surveillance flights close to U.S. warships.
The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) has arrived in Mississippi ahead of repairs that were the result of a fatal collision with a merchant ship in June, the Navy announced on Friday.
The guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG-65) was hit by a Japanese tug during a towing exercise on Saturday, according to a statement from U.S. 7th Fleet.
The fatal collisions of the two guided-missile destroyers USS John S. McCain and USS Fitzgerald between merchant ships that killed 17 sailors were rooted in fundamental failures in the crew’s ability.
The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill are scheduled to depart San Diego for a regularly-scheduled deployment, Oct. 6.
NASSCO welcomed USS Makin Island to its Master Ship Repair facility in San Diego. The 843’ long and 104’ wide Amphibious Assault Ship docked on Friday at a weight of 30,693 long tons.