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.
Home to 70 fighter jets and more than 5,000 crew, USS Harry S. Truman is on the front lines of the fight against ISIS.
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)
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) Begins Strikes On ISIL
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group conducted strike missions in Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve from the Eastern Mediterranean Sea June 28, 2016.
Magic Carpet Lands Aboard Washington
A technology innovation that makes landing fixed-wing aircraft aboard an aircraft carrier was tested by the Strike Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX-23) aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) June 23-28.
Life In The Danger Zone
What it's really like to live and work on an aircraft carrier
Great Green Fleet Continues Great White Fleet’s Legacy of Global Presence
The U.S. Navy maintains naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining freedom of the seas and, increasingly, it does so incorporating biofuel and other flexible, innovative energy-efficient technologies on ships and ashore.