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The US Navy’s $13 Billion Supercarrier Inches Closer to Combat Deployment
July 19, 2018

The US Navy’s $13 Billion Supercarrier Inches Closer to Combat Deployment

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier began a post-availability shakedown period on July 15.

US Navy’s $13 Billion Supercarrier Just Got Even More Expensive
May 15, 2018

US Navy’s $13 Billion Supercarrier Just Got Even More Expensive

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Navy’s most expansive warship ever just got even pricier due to the need to fix a previously undisclosed failure at sea.
US Navy’s New $13 Billion Supercarrier Suffers Another Failure
May 10, 2018

US Navy’s New $13 Billion Supercarrier Suffers Another Failure

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The new aircraft carrier’s propulsion system suffered a previously undisclosed failure in January, forcing the ship to return to port.

US Navy, Pentagon Agree to Shock Test $13 Billion Supercarrier
April 06, 2018

US Navy, Pentagon Agree to Shock Test $13 Billion Supercarrier

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Shock trials for the U.S. Navy’s newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier will proceed as planned.

Making a 355-Ship Fleet Reality: US Navy Considers Buying 2 Supercarriers at Once
March 22, 2018

Making a 355-Ship Fleet Reality: US Navy Considers Buying 2 Supercarriers at Once

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Navy is considering whether to buy its next two aircraft carriers together instead of individually.

US Navy Wants to Delay Shock Trials of $13 Billion Supercarrier
February 09, 2018

US Navy Wants to Delay Shock Trials of $13 Billion Supercarrier

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Navy is seeking to postpone shock trials for its new nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.

US Navy’s New Class of Ballistic Missile Subs on Schedule
November 07, 2017

US Navy’s New Class of Ballistic Missile Subs on Schedule

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The per unit cost of the U.S. Navy’s new class of nuclear-powered ballistic missile subs has reportedly also fallen.
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 Solicits Industry Solutions for a More Capable Frigate
July 15, 2017

US Navy Solicits Industry Solutions for a More Capable Frigate

By Steven Stashwick
Expanded combat requirements cast doubt on adequacy of improving Littoral Combat Ship designs.

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.

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