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F-35Bs Aboard USS Wasp Complete First Shipboard Hot Reload Exercise in Indo-Pacific Region
August 13, 2019

F-35Bs Aboard USS Wasp Complete First Shipboard Hot Reload Exercise in Indo-Pacific Region

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The first F-35B hot reload of ordnance aboard a U.S. Navy flattop in the Indo-Pacific region took place in the Solomon Sea on August 4.

Delivery of US Navy’s F-35B-Carrying Amphibious Assault Ship Delayed
August 05, 2019

Delivery of US Navy’s F-35B-Carrying Amphibious Assault Ship Delayed

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Navy has reportedly pushed back the commissioning date of the warship to late 2019 or early 2020.
US Navy’s New F-35B-Carrying Warship Completes Builder’s Trials
July 30, 2019

US Navy’s New F-35B-Carrying Warship Completes Builder’s Trials

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The second America-class amphibious assault ship completed builder’s trials earlier this month.

USS America, USS New Orleans to Deploy With US 7th Fleet in Japan
April 29, 2019

USS America, USS New Orleans to Deploy With US 7th Fleet in Japan

By Ankit Panda
USS Wasp and USS Stethem are slated to return to the continental United States.

US Navy’s Newest F-35B-Carrying Amphibious Assault Ship to Deploy to Japan
January 23, 2019

US Navy’s Newest F-35B-Carrying Amphibious Assault Ship to Deploy to Japan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The USSAmerica will be replacing the USS Wasp as the U.S. Navy’s largest forward-deployed amphibious assault ship in the region.

US Navy Christens New F-35B-Carrying Warship
September 28, 2017

US Navy Christens New F-35B-Carrying Warship

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The second vessel of the U.S. Navy’s new class of amphibious assault ships was christened on September 16.

US Navy’s Largest Ever Amphibious Assault Ship Completes Crucial Sea Trials
April 07, 2017

US Navy’s Largest Ever Amphibious Assault Ship Completes Crucial Sea Trials

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Navy’s largest amphibious assault ship just completed survivability tests.
F-35B Completes Weapons Load Testing on US Navy Amphibious Assault Ship
December 02, 2016

F-35B Completes Weapons Load Testing on US Navy Amphibious Assault Ship

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The F-35B just completed crucial tests aboard the U.S. Navy’s largest assault ship.

US Navy Begins Testing of F-35B on Largest-Ever Amphibious Assault Ship
November 04, 2016

US Navy Begins Testing of F-35B on Largest-Ever Amphibious Assault Ship

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Five F-35B warplanes are conducting operational testing aboard the U.S. Navy’s largest amphibious assault ship.

US Navy to Expand Fleet of Largest-Ever Amphibious Assault Ships
July 20, 2016

US Navy to Expand Fleet of Largest-Ever Amphibious Assault Ships

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Last month, the US Navy awarded a contract for the construction of a third large-deck amphibious assault warship.

US Navy Builds Largest-Ever Amphibious Assault Ship for F-35 Fighters
July 30, 2015

US Navy Builds Largest-Ever Amphibious Assault Ship for F-35 Fighters

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The America-class will be the size of other countries' aircraft carriers.
Does the US Navy have 10 or 19 Aircraft Carriers?
April 17, 2014

Does the US Navy have 10 or 19 Aircraft Carriers?

By Robert Farley
The U.S. Navy operates 19 ships that could be called aircraft carriers, but only considers 10 to be actual carriers.

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