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.
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.
Watch this video of flight operations aboard the flight deck of USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).
Newport News Shipbuilding has begun reintroducing steam to the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) to begin final testing of the ship’s steam-powered systems. (Watch the video)
“As the backbone of John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) is put in place during the ship's keel laying ceremony, the suppliers who will provide the steel, cable, valves, paint and equipment for this great ship celebrate the work completed to-date..."
— Rick Giannini, ACIBC Chairman (Read the full statement)
Eisenhower Strike Group to Fight ISIS With Cannibalized Parts
In coming days, the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and its carrier strike group will deploy to the Middle East to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State -- and they'll do it with the help of parts stripped off of other operational ships.
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group To Depart For Deployment
About 7,000 Sailors with Carrier Strike Group 10 will depart from Norfolk on June 1 on a regularly scheduled deployment.
HII Awarded $152 Million Advance Planning Contract for the Third Ford-Class Aircraft Carrier, Enterprise (CVN 80)
Huntington Ingalls Industries was awarded a $152 million contract today for advance planning for the construction of the aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN 80). The third aircraft carrier in the Gerald R. Ford class was named in honor of the U.S. Navy’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise (CVN 65).
Every Helicopter And Plane Aboard A US Aircraft Carrier Explained
A recent video from the US Naval Institute takes us aboard the USS John C. Stennis with the 9th Carrier Wing to detail the role, functions, and capabilities of every single plane and helicopter on the ship.