Nimitz class aircraft carriers http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/30866/all en US scales back to one carrier in Gulf: officials http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/us-scales-back-one-carrier-gulf-officials-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The US military will maintain only one aircraft carrier in the Gulf instead of two due to potential deep budget cuts that could kick in next month, Pentagon officials said Wednesday.</p> <p>For several years, the United States has kept two carriers deployed in the Gulf due to tensions with Iran, but uncertainty surrounding the Pentagon's budget forced the decision, officials said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/us-scales-back-one-carrier-gulf-officials-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Nimitz class aircraft carriers Politics United States Watercraft AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 23:45:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748289 at http://www.globalpost.com US sends fifth destroyer to eastern Med http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130831/us-sends-fifth-destroyer-eastern-med <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The US Navy has deployed a fifth destroyer to the eastern Mediterranean, a defense official told AFP on Thursday, as expectations grow of an imminent strike on Syria.</p> <p>The USS Stout, a guided missile destroyer, is "in the Mediterranean, heading and moving east" to relieve the Mahan, said the official, who said both ships might remain in place for the time being.</p> <p>Other destroyers in the region -- the Ramage, the Barry and the Gravely -- criss-cross the Mediterranean and could launch their Tomahawk missiles toward Syria if so directed by US President Barack Obama.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130831/us-sends-fifth-destroyer-eastern-med" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nimitz class aircraft carriers Politics Tomahawk Watercraft AFP Sat, 31 Aug 2013 05:50:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5921935 at http://www.globalpost.com USS Nimitz carrier moves into Red Sea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130902/uss-nimitz-carrier-moves-red-sea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The USS Nimitz aircraft carrier and four other ships in its strike group moved into the Red Sea early on Monday, U.S. defense officials said, describing the move as "prudent planning" in case the ships are needed for military action against Syria.</p> <p>The officials said the Nimitz entered the Red Sea around 6 a.m. EDT, but the strike group had not received any orders to move into the Mediterranean, where five U.S. destroyers and an amphibious ship remain poised for possible cruise missile strikes against Syria.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130902/uss-nimitz-carrier-moves-red-sea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nimitz class aircraft carriers United States Navy Watercraft Thomson Reuters Mon, 02 Sep 2013 14:45:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5922846 at http://www.globalpost.com Report warns of cost overruns on new U.S. aircraft carrier http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130906/report-warns-cost-overruns-new-us-aircraft-carrier <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The first Ford-class aircraft carrier being built by Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc &lt;HII.N&gt; may see further cost increases after it is commissioned, according to a congressional report that urged the U.S. Navy to delay a contract for a follow-on ship.</p> <p>The report by the Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress, said the Navy should conduct a cost-benefit analysis and study the required capabilities of the second Ford-class carrier before beginning contract negotiations with Huntington Ingalls.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130906/report-warns-cost-overruns-new-us-aircraft-carrier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gerald R. Ford class aircraft carrier Nimitz class aircraft carriers Watercraft Thomson Reuters Fri, 06 Sep 2013 06:24:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5926033 at http://www.globalpost.com Fate of 5 US sailors 'undetermined' as chopper ditches http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130922/fate-5-us-sailors-undetermined-chopper-ditches <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A US Navy helicopter crashed into the Red Sea on Sunday and the fate of five crew members "is still being determined," the military said.</p> <p>The MH-60S Knighthawk was flying with the guided missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence, part of a carrier group dispatched to the region to increase pressure on Syria.</p> <p>"The crash was not due to any hostile activity," said a statement from US Central Command, which oversees operations in the Middle East and the Horn of Africa.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130922/fate-5-us-sailors-undetermined-chopper-ditches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Carrier Strike Group Eleven Nimitz class aircraft carriers AFP Sun, 22 Sep 2013 15:01:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5941183 at http://www.globalpost.com US Navy searches for 2 sailors after chopper crash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130922/us-navy-searches-2-sailors-after-chopper-crash <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A US Navy helicopter crashed into the Red Sea on Sunday and a search is underway for two of the five crew members, the military said.</p> <p>The MH-60S Knighthawk was flying with the guided missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence, part of a carrier group dispatched to the region to increase pressure on Syria.</p> <p>The US Fifth Fleet said the helicopter was not downed by enemy fire, but ditched into the sea.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130922/us-navy-searches-2-sailors-after-chopper-crash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carrier Strike Group Eleven Carrier Strike Group Nine Nimitz class aircraft carriers AFP Sun, 22 Sep 2013 21:16:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5941462 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. aircraft carrier to visit S. Korea for joint drills next week http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130930/us-aircraft-carrier-visit-s-korea-joint-drills-next-we <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The U.S. aircraft carrier USS George Washington will arrive in Busan this weekend to participate in a joint exercise with the South Korean navy next week, Yonhap News Agency said Monday, citing a military source.</p> <p> The exercise, which the source described as routine, will take place in the Sea of Japan and feature aircraft carrier maneuvers, anti-submarine drills and maritime training.</p> <p> The nuclear-powered George Washington is based at the U.S. naval base in Yokosuka, Japan, as part of the U.S. 7th Fleet.</p> <p>==Kyodo</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> Nimitz class aircraft carriers Kyodo News International Mon, 30 Sep 2013 11:46:24 +0000 Kyodo News International 5948746 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. Navy pledges cost cuts as it christens new aircraft carrier http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131105/us-navy-pledges-cost-cuts-it-christens-new-aircraft-carrier <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Andrea Shalal-Esa</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy on Tuesday pledged to cut costs for building new aircraft carriers, as it prepared to christen the USS Gerald R. Ford, first in its class of warships and a vessel whose $12.9 billion cost will exceed forecasts by almost 25 percent.</p> <p>Rear Admiral Thomas Moore, Navy officer in charge of aircraft carriers, pledged that the next carrier, the USS John F. Kennedy, would cost $1.2 billion less than the USS Ford, which will be christened on Saturday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131105/us-navy-pledges-cost-cuts-it-christens-new-aircraft-carrier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Nimitz class aircraft carriers Thomas Moore United States Navy Watercraft Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Nov 2013 00:16:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5981136 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. aircraft carrier to arrive for Philippines relief in 48-72 hours http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131111/us-aircraft-carrier-arrive-philippines-relief-48-72-hours <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered the USS George Washington aircraft carrier to head to the Philippines to support relief efforts and it should arrive in 48 to 72 hours, the Pentagon said on Monday, confirming a Reuters report.</p> <p>A Pentagon statement said crew from the George Washington, which carries some 5,000 sailors and more than 80 aircraft, were being recalled early from shore leave in Hong Kong and the ship was expected to be under way in the coming hours.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131111/us-aircraft-carrier-arrive-philippines-relief-48-72-hours" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Financial data vendors Nimitz class aircraft carriers Thomson Reuters Tue, 12 Nov 2013 01:33:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5986346 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. to replace nuclear-powered aircraft carrier near Korea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140114/us-replace-nuclear-powered-aircraft-carrier-near-korea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lee Chi-dong</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (Yonhap) -- The U.S. Navy announced Tuesday that it would deploy a newer nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to Japan to replace USS George Washington.</p> <p>USS Ronald Reagan, commissioned in 2003 and currently based in San Diego, will be deployed at the Yokosuka Naval Base as part of the Pentagon's efforts to bolster combat readiness in the region. It is known to carry more than 6,000 crew members.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140114/us-replace-nuclear-powered-aircraft-carrier-near-korea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nimitz class aircraft carriers United States Navy Watercraft Yonhap News Agency Wed, 15 Jan 2014 02:16:38 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 6043299 at http://www.globalpost.com US puzzled by Iran's mock-up of an aircraft carrier http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140321/us-puzzled-irans-mock-aircraft-carrier <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iran is building a crude mock-up of an American aircraft carrier at a ship yard on its Gulf coast and US officials said Friday the goal of the project remains a mystery.</p> <p>Iran has made no attempt to hide its "curious" construction effort near Bandar Abbas on the Gulf, as commercial satellite imagery has shown a vessel gradually taking shape, resembling the outlines of a Nimitz-class carrier, three administration officials said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140321/us-puzzled-irans-mock-aircraft-carrier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nimitz class aircraft carriers Persian Gulf Watercraft AFP Fri, 21 Mar 2014 17:58:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6101683 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. aircraft carrier George Washington makes port call to S.Korea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140711/us-aircraft-carrier-george-washington-makes-port-call-skorea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>U.S. aircraft carrier George Washington makes port call to S.Korea</p> <p>BUSAN, South Korea, July 10 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Navy's aircraft carrier USS George Washington on Friday arrived in South Korea's southern port city of Busan for a five-day port call ahead of a joint maritime exercise with South Korean battleships.</p> <p>The 97,000-ton super-carrier, which was on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations, has about 6,000 sailors assigned to its ships, including embarked battle staffs, a carrier air wing and ship's company personnel, the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140711/us-aircraft-carrier-george-washington-makes-port-call-skorea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> George Washington Military organization Nimitz class aircraft carriers United States Navy War Xinhua News Agency Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:15:03 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6202567 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. aircraft carrier George Washington makes port call to S.Korea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140711/us-aircraft-carrier-george-washington-makes-port-call-skor-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>U.S. aircraft carrier George Washington makes port call to S.Korea</p> <p>BUSAN, South Korea, July 10 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Navy's aircraft carrier USS George Washington on Friday arrived in South Korea's southern port city of Busan for a five-day port call ahead of a joint maritime exercise with South Korean battleships.</p> <p>The 97,000-ton super-carrier, which was on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations, has about 6,000 sailors assigned to its ships, including embarked battle staffs, a carrier air wing and ship's company personnel, the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140711/us-aircraft-carrier-george-washington-makes-port-call-skor-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> George Washington Military organization Nimitz class aircraft carriers United States Navy War Xinhua News Agency Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:15:03 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6202568 at http://www.globalpost.com