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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.

Deterrence Diminished by US Navy Readiness Gaps as Congress Debates Budget
April 06, 2017

Deterrence Diminished by US Navy Readiness Gaps as Congress Debates Budget

By Steven Stashwick
Leaders warn years of stunted budgets leave Navy with a thin bench in event of a conflict.

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.
The Navy Will Struggle to Build Trump’s 350-Ship Fleet
March 24, 2017

The Navy Will Struggle to Build Trump’s 350-Ship Fleet

By Steven Stashwick
Budget and shipyard hurdles will stymie progress beyond the current President’s term.

Vision for the Future US Fleet II: The Numbers
March 17, 2017

Vision for the Future US Fleet II: The Numbers

By Steven Stashwick
New light carriers, missile craft, and unmanned platforms.
Vision for the Future US Fleet I: Concepts & Organization
March 06, 2017

Vision for the Future US Fleet I: Concepts & Organization

By Steven Stashwick
An influential Washington think tank has released a key fleet architecture study.

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.”

Littoral Combat Ship: The US Navy’s ‘Alleged Warship’
December 12, 2016

Littoral Combat Ship: The US Navy’s ‘Alleged Warship’

By Steven Stashwick
Senate oversight deeply critical of troubled program.

Road to 350: Can the US Build a 350-Ship Fleet the Navy Actually Wants?
November 28, 2016

Road to 350: Can the US Build a 350-Ship Fleet the Navy Actually Wants?

By Steven Stashwick
Shipbuilding capacity, political & budget uncertainty, combat capability, complicate any new plan.
Road to 350: What Does the US Navy Do Anyway?
November 18, 2016

Road to 350: What Does the US Navy Do Anyway?

By Steven Stashwick
As Trump promises a 350-ship fleet, a primer on the U.S. Navy today.

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