Buying materials in advance for the construction of the next two new U.S. Navy aircraft carriers starting in 2016 will save taxpayers $500 million over the course of their construction and will keep the industrial base strong.
The Aircraft Carrier Industrial Base Coalition (ACIBC) urges Congress to authorize the advanced purchase of materials needed for the construction of the next two U.S. Navy Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers, Enterprise (CVN 80) and the yet-to-be-named CVN 81.
ACIBC is a proud supporter of “National U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier Month.” Ask your Member of Congress to support “National U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier Month” by Co-Sponsoring H.RES.776.
Watch the coverage of this year’s ACIBC fly-in event.
Watch the online premiere of the trailer for the upcoming Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) documentary being produced by Newport News Shipbuilding.
First Fleet F35-C Carrier Qualifications, Final Round of Testing Conducted at Sea
The jet blast from seven F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft only added to the already intense summer heat and humidity on the flight deck of USS George Washington (CVN 73), Aug. 15, where the third and final round of at-sea developmental testing, or DT-III, was underway about 100 miles offshore from Virginia.
Video: MV-22 Osprey Tests on Carrier USS Carl Vinson
The following is a U.S. Navy video of MV-22 Osprey tests on USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) released by the service on Aug. 23, 2016. A variant of the Osprey will replace the Navy’s current Carrier On-Board Delivery (COD) aircraft — the C-2A Greyhound — starting in the 2020s.
US Navy aircraft carrier Carl Vinson passes INSURV V
The crew of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) has completed Phase V of the Board of Inspection and Survey Inspection (INSURV) which, once completed, testifies the ship is ready for operations. Phase V of the tests was completed August 17 and consisted of inspection checks which entailed 354 checks on systems across the ship.
Newport News Shipbuilding awarded $52M for Truman work
The Navy has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries a $52.3 million contract for work on the nuclear propulsion system of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman. The Nimitz-class ship is scheduled to undergo extended maintenance in fiscal year 2016. During that time, HII's Newport News Shipbuilding division will repair or replace nuclear support and propulsion systems, and work within nuclear-controlled spaces as well as specialized systems, such as catapults, arresting gear and elevators.