Carl Vinson, Navy’s first operational F-35C squadron conduct flight deck certification

September 18, 2020 – USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) successfully completed several certifications, including flight deck certification (FDC) and carrier air traffic control center (CATCC) certification, Sept. 17, after nearly a week of flight deck operations designed to ready the carrier for future operations. The underway also marked the first time that Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 and Vinson, both…

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USS Carl Vinson Returns From F-35C Refit in Bremerton

September 2, 2020 – USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) arrived at Naval Air Station North Island, Sept. 2, concluding the ship’s homeport shift from Washington to California. Vinson completed 17 months of maintenance and upgrades at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, Washington, including a complete restoration and system retrofit to accommodate F-35C Lightning II Joint…

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USS Carl Vinson Completes Overhaul in Bremerton

August 23, 2020 – USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) departed Bremerton, Aug. 23, to commence sea trials as the final phase in completing a 17-month docking planned incremental availability (DPIA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility. Upon the conclusion of DPIA, which began Feb. 28, 2019, Vinson returns to the fleet to begin her operational training cycle.…

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Cubic Awarded Contract to Deliver Sharklink Systems for US Navy

July 8, 2020 – Cubic Corporation today announced its Cubic Mission Solutions (CMS) business division was awarded a sole source, five year contract worth approximately $9 million, from Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) for the production of Communication Data Link System –Technical Refresh (CDLS-TR) equipment. Under the contract, Cubic will deliver its Sharklink system for use on two CVN…

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USS Carl Vinson Completes F-35C Drydocking in Bremerton

April 6, 2020 – USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) departed Dry Dock 6 today, after spending 14 months undergoing a Docking Planned Incremental Availability period at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility. The yard period is a precursor to being the first carrier to embark the F-35C. While every availability poses challenges to the PSNS & IMF team,…

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