Members of Congress Tour ACIBC Members Facilities
Members of Congress are touring ACIBC member facilities in their districts to see how the production of parts and services for the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier program contribute to the economy and jobs of communities.
A U.S. Navy aircraft carrier...
is a very modern, very mobile U.S. military base complete with airfield, hospital, and communications systems from which the U.S. can strike at its enemies in otherwise unreachable locations, project power, conduct diplomacy and provide humanitarian relief.
The Ford-Class Carrier, The F-35C and ‘Spider Web’ War At Sea
An aircraft carrier is nothing without aircraft, and a Navy aircraft is worth little without a carrier. It’s ships and planes in synergy that revolutionized war at sea in the 1930s and with new systems now entering service – the F-35C Joint Strike Fighter and the Ford-class carrier – they can do it again. On April 30, we sat down with Rear Admiral Bill Moran, the Director of Air Warfare on the Navy staff (OPNAV N98) and co-author of a recent article on future carriers, to discuss the transition to the Ford and JSF.
New aircraft carrier marks another milestone
Another milestone is being marked in the construction of the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier. Huntington Ingalls Industries said it is placing the final primary hull structure on the Gerald R. Ford on Tuesday.
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber tours AGM Container Controls, sees jobs and business in district firsthand
Congressman Ron Barber recently toured AGM Container Controls, to see firsthand the jobs and business, the production of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers brings to Arizona’s Second district. AGM Container Controls has provided parts for U.S. Navy aircraft carriers since the construction of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), commissioned in 1977.
Navy Leaders Defend Ford-Class Carrier Program
Senior Navy officials are responding to critics of the service’s planned Ford-class of aircraft carriers claiming that substantial technological leaps, manpower reducing efficiencies, and a long-term strategic need for the carriers outweigh cost overruns and delays.