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New lighter-weight anchor system tested for aircraft carrier

New lighter-weight anchor system tested for aircraft carrier

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., July 2 (UPI) --A lighter-weight anchor system has been tested for use by the future Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013.
By United Press International

Navy christens world's most expensive warship, the Gerald R. Ford

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The Navy said it has christened the most expensive warship ever built, the Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier, in a Virginia shipyard.

New Navy carrier set for christening

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The first ship of a new class of aircraft carrier is being christened Saturday by the U.S. Navy at the Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News shipyard.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.
By United Press International

New launch system in Phase 2 testing

PATUXENT RIVER, Md., July 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy's Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System, which is replacing steam catapults aboard future aircraft carriers, is entering Phase 2 testing.

New U.S. Navy carrier almost structurally complete

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., April 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy's new carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, is 96 percent structurally complete, Huntington Ingalls Industries announced.

HII details Navy contract extension

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., March 25 (UPI) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries said a U.S. Navy contract extension received is for engineering, planning and material procurement for the carrier CVN 79.

U.S. announces defense contracts

WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Defense on Friday announced awards totaling more than $496 million in connection with three programs, including a new aircraft carrier.

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Obama blames GOP for sequester stall

Obama blames GOP for sequester stall

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama told Newport News, Va., shipyard workers drastic budget cuts due to kick in Friday will weaken the economy.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 17, 2012.
By United Press International

Raytheon enhancing dual band radar

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Raytheon's dual-band radar, destined for a future U.S. Navy carrier, is to undergo software enhancement.
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Betty Ford, seated in a wheelchair, left, follows her husband, former President Gerald R. Ford's casket at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum on it's way to his interment on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007, in Grand Rapids, Mich. (UPI Photo/Morry Gash/POOL)
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