George H.W. Bush Completes LFWAP

USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) completed a live-fire exercise of its RIM-116 rolling airframe missile (RAM) while underway Feb. 28. During live-fire with a purpose (LFWAP), led by Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center, George H.W. Bush detected, tracked and engaged drone targets to validate the capabilities of the onboard weapons systems and demonstrate the crew’s warfighting readiness.…

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Navair Completes Initial MQ-25 Carrier Demo

The Navy completed an Unmanned Carrier Aviation Demonstration (UCAD) of its MQ-25 unmanned air system prototype in December aboard USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77), laying the groundwork for future carrier-based UAS operations. The government team, along with industry partners Boeing and Lockheed Martin, conducted a demonstration aboard the carrier with both ground control system (GCS) and aircraft to evaluate the MQ-25 system’s…

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USS Alabama (BB 60) Float Undergoes Extensive Renovation

December 16, 2020 – Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) is currently working on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), USS Pasadena (SSN 752), USS San Francisco (SSN 711) and USS Alabama (BB 60). Wait! USS Alabama? NNSY was one of the industry players to help build up America’s seagoing strength by constructing 30 major vessels…

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NNSY undocks USS George H.W. Bush

August 29, 2020 – Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) undocked USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) on time Aug. 29, a key milestone in the carrier’s Drydocking Planned Incremental Availability (DPIA). Bush has been on blocks the past 18 months, undergoing the most extensive maintenance period in the carrier’s history and one of NNSY’s most complex CVN CNO availabilities ever. This…

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America’s Shipyard is Open for Business

May 11, 2020 – With its long-standing motto of “Any Ship, Anytime, Anywhere,” Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) has long prided itself on the versatility, availability, and scope of its work, and those qualities are continuing to ring true during the COVID-19 pandemic. Aligned with the daily communications of its parent command Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), America’s Shipyard is open…

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