Aircraft Carrier

The aircraft carrier USS George H W Bush is moored outside Piraeus port southwest from  Athens, on March 5, 2014. The 1,092 feet (333 metres) carrier which can carry 6,000 personnel, is one of the worlds largest warships. AFP PHOTO / Angelos Tzortzinis        (Photo credit should read ANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Hagel Orders US Aircraft Carrier to Persian Gulf

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered an aircraft carrier — the Norfolk, Virginia-based USS George H.W. Bush — to move from the northern Arabian Sea to the Persian Gulf as President Barack Obama considers possible military options for Iraq.

06/14/2014

Credit: Gabriel R. Piper/U.S. Navy via Getty Images

Navy To Issue Flame-Resistant Coveralls In ’14

The Navy says it will begin distributing flame-resistant coveralls to sailors early next year.

08/30/2013

The first drone launched from a naval aircraft carrier. (credit: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kevin J. Steinberg/Released)

Navy Scrubs Drone’s 4th Carrier Landing Attempt

The Navy says it has wrapped up testing with a fighter-sized drone aboard an aircraft carrier after the last of four landing attempts was scrubbed after a problem was detected.

07/16/2013

File photo of aircraft carrier. (credit: Petty Officer 3rd Class Dusty Howell/Released)

Navy Completes 1st Unmanned Carrier Landing

The Navy successfully landed a drone the size of a fighter jet aboard an aircraft carrier for the first time Wednesday.

07/10/2013

In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, an X-47B unmanned combat air system (UCAS) demonstrator performs a touch and go landing May 17, 2013 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) in the Atlantic Ocean. This is the first time any unmanned aircraft has completed a touch and go landing at sea. George H.W. Bush is conducting training operations in the Atlantic Ocean. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Walter/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

Navy To Attempt First Unmanned Carrier Landing

The Navy will attempt to land a drone the size of a fighter jet aboard an aircraft carrier for the first time Wednesday, showcasing the military’s capability to have a computer program perform one of the most difficult tasks a pilot is asked to do.

07/10/2013

The Navy is preparing to launch an unmanned aircraft from the deck of an aircraft carrier for the first time. (JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

Navy Launching Unmanned Surveillance Plane Off US East Coast

The Navy is preparing to launch an unmanned aircraft from the deck of an aircraft carrier for the first time.

05/14/2013

US Vice President Dick Cheney looks at a scale model of the new US Navy aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford (Photo credit: JASON REED/AFP/Getty Images)

New Aircraft Carrier Marks Construction Milestone

The Navy is marking a major milestone in the construction of its newest aircraft carrier.

01/26/2013

Credit: Gabriel R. Piper/U.S. Navy via Getty Images

Va Shipbuilder Gets Navy Contract For USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Overhaul

The Abraham Lincoln is the fifth Nimitz-class carrier built by Newport News Shipbuilding and also will be the fifth ship of the class to undergo this major life-cycle milestone.

02/26/2012

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