The US Navy has initiated a range of tests on its latest and the most advanced aircraft carrier, detonating explosions to ensure if the ship is war-ready.
On Friday, June 18, the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) successfully completed the first scheduled explosive event as part of Full Ship Shock Trials (FSST).
Viega MegaPress CuNi and ProPress copper fittings are the first press fittings approved for use in Navy combat ships.
The U.S. Department of Defense announced that the Navy is exercising an approx. 555 million dollars option to have Fincantieri U.S. subsidiary, Marinette Marine (FMM) build the second Constellation-class guided-missile frigate.
Capt. Amy Bauernschmidt will assume command of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), marking the first time a female commanding officer will lead the crew of one of the Navy’s 11 nuclear-powered aircraft carriers.
After thorough consideration, the Navy has decided to decommission USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, due to the extensive damage sustained during the July fire.
The first-ever Panama Canal transit was conducted by one of the Pentagon’s two overload enormous unmanned surface ships from the Gulf Coast to California sailing thousands of miles in a huge test of autonomous systems with few reliability issues on the way.
The Navy has awarded contracts totaling $41,985,112 to six companies for LUSV studies. Each contract includes an option for engineering support that if exercised would bring the cumulative value for all awards to $59,476,146.
NTSB issued Thursday four safety recommendations in its final report on the agency’s investigation of the fatal, June 17, 2017, collision between the USS Fitzgerald and the container ship ACX Crystal.