Eleven carriers are the minimum number required to enable 3 of these great ships to be continuously stationed at strategic points across the globe and to rapidly respond to an unexpected crisis.
This infographic highlights the importance of aircraft carriers to our nation’s security, and illustrates why 11 aircraft carriers are the minimum number required to ensure we can maintain three carriers on station to respond to critical missions and unexpected crises.
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.
Next challenge for Newport News shipyard: Keeping carrier Kennedy within budget
Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, is constructing its second Ford-class aircraft carrier. It will be named for John F. Kennedy, better known around the yard as CVN-79. Its mission: Construct a state-of-the-art warship for less money than it took to build the first ship of the class, the Gerald R. Ford.
Steven Palazzo Visits HII, Newport Maritime Global News
Huntington Ingalls Industries today hosted Rep. Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., for a tour of the company's Newport News Shipbuilding division. Palazzo represents the fourth district of Mississippi, which includes Newport News' sister shipyard, Ingalls Shipbuilding.
Retired admirals warn lawmakers against cuts to Navy
A high-powered cohort of industry leaders and lobbyists has enlisted the help of 95 retired admirals and generals to pressure Congress to better fund the Navy, which, like the other services, faces heavy sequestration budget cuts in fiscal 2016.
VCNO Howard: ‘Not A Lot of Optimism’ Sequester Will End
“CNO for example testified in September, if we sequester we’re looking at a force structure of 250, 255 ships,” Howard said. The Pentagon has also said depot level maintenance for Navy ships and aircraft could also be reduced by 30 percent and the service could decommission aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73) and its attached air wing