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US Navy’s New $13 Billion Supercarrier Completes First Flight Operations
July 31, 2017

US Navy’s New $13 Billion Supercarrier Completes First Flight Operations

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The lead ship of the U.S. Navy’s new class of aircraft carriers conducted its first fixed-wing flight operations at sea.
US Navy Sets Commissioning Date for $13 Billion Nuclear-Powered Supercarrier
June 22, 2017

US Navy Sets Commissioning Date for $13 Billion Nuclear-Powered Supercarrier

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Navy’s most expensive warship ever will be commissioned in July.

US Navy Accepts Delivery of $13 Billion Nuclear-Powered Supercarrier
June 04, 2017

US Navy Accepts Delivery of $13 Billion Nuclear-Powered Supercarrier

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The lead ship of the U.S. Navy’s new class of aircraft carriers was delivered to the service on May 31.

US Navy’s $13 Billion Supercarrier to Begin Acceptance Trials in May
May 15, 2017

US Navy’s $13 Billion Supercarrier to Begin Acceptance Trials in May

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Following the successful completion of acceptance trials, the U.S. Navy expects a quick delivery.

US Navy’s New Supercarrier Successfully Completes Builder’s Sea Trials
April 18, 2017

US Navy’s New Supercarrier Successfully Completes Builder’s Sea Trials

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The new aircraft carrier is on track for delivery to the U.S. Navy in May.
US Navy’s New Supercarrier Finally Takes to Sea
April 11, 2017

US Navy’s New Supercarrier Finally Takes to Sea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The lead ship of the U.S. Navy’s latest class of aircraft carriers embarked on crucial sea trials over the weekend.

US Navy’s New Supercarrier Will Take to Sea This Week
April 05, 2017

US Navy’s New Supercarrier Will Take to Sea This Week

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Navy’s latest supercarrier will set sail for builder’s trials this week.
US Navy to Receive New $13 Billion Aircraft Carrier in April (Maybe)
January 18, 2017

US Navy to Receive New $13 Billion Aircraft Carrier in April (Maybe)

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Navy’s new supercarrier is “99 percent overall complete with 93 percent of the test program complete.”

Is the US Navy’s New Supercarrier Facing Additional Delays?
November 04, 2016

Is the US Navy’s New Supercarrier Facing Additional Delays?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
There is still no commissioning date for the lead ship of the U.S. Navy’s new class of aircraft carrier.

Signs of Diminishing Returns for US Military Investment Against A2/AD
September 02, 2016

Signs of Diminishing Returns for US Military Investment Against A2/AD

By Steven Stashwick
Trends show U.S. could maintain its military edge and still fight to a draw in the future.

Delivery of US Navy’s New Aircraft Carrier Delayed
July 14, 2016

Delivery of US Navy’s New Aircraft Carrier Delayed

By Franz-Stefan Gady
According to a U.S. Navy spokesperson, the delay has to do with “first-of-class” issues.
What’s So New About America’s New Aircraft Carriers?
November 07, 2013

What’s So New About America’s New Aircraft Carriers?

Although the Ford-Class Carrier has transformational potential, it’s not as innovative as its predecessor was.

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