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.
Please join us on Tuesday, March 21 and Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Washington, DC for ACIBC Action Days.
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The Big E
he USS Enterprise changed the world. When it joined the U.S. Navy fleet in 1961, the pride of the Newport News shipyard, it was the largest ship in the world and remarkably fast for its size.
Huntington Ingalls Industries Receives Contract to Kick Off Advance Fabrication of Aircraft Carrier Enterprise (CVN 80)
Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) was awarded a $25.5 million modification to an existing advance planning contract in support of advance fabrication of the aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN 80) on Tuesday. The initial structural fabrication and shop work on the third Gerald R. Ford-class carrier will be performed at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division through March 2018.