Eleven carriers are the minimum number required to enable 3 of these great ships to be continuously stationed at strategic points across the globe and to rapidly respond to an unexpected crisis.
This infographic highlights the importance of aircraft carriers to our nation’s security, and illustrates why 11 aircraft carriers are the minimum number required to ensure we can maintain three carriers on station to respond to critical missions and unexpected crises.
“Although it is the only New England state not to border the Atlantic Ocean, Vermont is home to businesses that contribute significantly to the construction of the most powerful ships at sea: US Navy aircraft carriers” — Vermont Business Magazine
Mike Petters, President and CEO, Huntington Ingalls Industries sits down with Vago Muradian of Defense News to discuss what recent spending measures means for the shipbuilding community.
Mike Petters, President and CEO, Huntington Ingalls Industries sits down with Vago Muradian of Defense News to discuss the flexibility, agility and capabilities of aircraft carriers.
Navy Launches New Affordability Plan for Ford-Class Carriers
The Navy plans to invest $25 million a year beginning in 2017 in techniques to lower the cost of building its new Ford-class aircraft carriers, service officials said. "We will use this design for affordability to make new improvements in cost-cutting technologies that will go into our ships," said Rear Adm. Michael Manazir, director of Air Warfare.
Chris Miner: Huntington Ingalls Division to Maintain 2 Aircraft Carriers for Navy
Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ (NYSE:HII) Newport News Shipbuilding arm will help maintain the USS Nimitz and USS Carl Vinson supercarriers under a two-year, $75 million contract. The contract also covers nuclear trade labor, discrete tasks and training support work, HII said Thursday.
Stennis, SPAWAR Prepare for First Carrier Deployment with Next Generation CANES Network
Navy communications at sea will take a big leap forward in capability and capacity later this year. The service’s next-generation IT infrastructure, which promises faster connections and greater cyber security protections, will be tested and deployed for the first time on an aircraft carrier, USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74).
Newport News Sees 18 Percent Fewer Man Hours On Second Ford Carrier
Newport News Shipbuilding will see cost reduction on the order of 18 percent fewer man hours overall from the first Ford-class aircraft carrier to the second, according to a company representative. Ken Mahler, Newport News vice president of Navy programs, touted the shipyard's cost savings on the John F. Kennedy (CVN-79) during a June 15 interview with Inside the Navy.