Buying materials in advance for the construction of the next two new U.S. Navy aircraft carriers will save taxpayers up to $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.
Eugene Roddenberry, Scott Bakula & more celebrate National U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier Month in this video!
ACIBC is a proud supporter of “National U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier Month.” Learn more about the celebration and how to get involved at www.aircraftcarrier.com/launch.
Please join us on Tuesday, March 21 and Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Washington, DC for ACIBC Action Days.
U.S. Navy, shipbuilders ready for Trump's expansion plan
The U.S. arms industry is ready and capable of boosting production of new ships if President-elect Donald Trump makes good his vow to expand the U.S. Navy to 350 ships, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson told Reuters. Shifting the current target of 308 ships upwards would be "remarkably easy" as long as there is funding to pay the bill, the top uniformed Navy official said in an interview at the annual Reagan National Defense Forum in southern California.
Sen. King goes to sea on aircraft carrier USS George Washington
U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, spent several days afloat on an aircraft carrier and touring a new “supercarrier” under construction in Virginia last weekend. King visited the USS George Washington – a nearly 1,100-foot-long carrier commissioned in 1992 – while the crew was conducting daytime and nighttime exercises off the coast of North Carolina. A member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, King also had dinner with 10 sailors from Maine while aboard the ship.
Delays in aircraft carrier funding concern Warner, Kaine
Virginia Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine are worried about possible delays in funding for new aircraft carriers, which could cost jobs in Hampton Roads. The two senators expressed their concerns in a letter to two high-ranking colleagues, calling for the funding to be protected.
Warner, Kaine call for more funding for Carrier Replacement Program
Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine say they’re worried about getting funding for the replacement of the U.S. Navy’s aircraft carriers. The senators wrote a letter to the chair and ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, urging them to avoid what they call costly delays that could threaten shipbuilding jobs in Newport News and negatively impact the Navy’s capability.