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.
ACIBC is a proud supporter of “National U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier Month.” Ask your Member of Congress to support “National U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier Month” by Co-Sponsoring H.RES.776.
Looking for more information on National U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier Month? Check out their new website at www.aircraftcarrier.com.
Watch the online premiere of the trailer for the upcoming Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) documentary being produced by Newport News Shipbuilding.
US aircraft carrier operations are already changing
Between September 12 and 23rd, the USS Ronald Reagan, nine surface ships, and the Bonhomme Richard amphibious ready group, which includes three amphibious vessels, are taking part in the US-only naval exercise Valiant Shield. Unlike multi-national drills that often focus on disaster relief, this exercise will focus on hard warfighting capabilities.
SURVEY RESULTS: THE TOP THREE MOST EFFECTIVE NAVAL WEAPONS EVER USED!
For good reason, U.S. Presidents have in crisis situations been known to ask, “Where are the carriers?” These ships, loaded with unparalleled aircraft and weaponry, are the United States’ foremost power-projection tools. Carriers have been synonymous with U.S. Navy combat prowess.
Come aboard the USS Ronald Reagan
One of the country's largest United States-only exercises is taking place in Guam and the Marianas, and KUAM News went aboard the aircraft carrier the USS Ronald Reagan to experience some of the exercise's air flight operations firsthand.
Five Reasons The Navy's Aircraft Carriers Are Becoming More Vital To U.S. Security
One of the most persistent fashions in military circles is predicting the demise of the aircraft carrier. It has become an article of faith among many analysts that the world’s biggest warships can’t hide in an era of precision-guided missiles and reconnaissance satellites, and it’s just a matter of time before some upstart military power like China proves the point. The more colorful accounts of why carriers will be a waning factor in warfare describe a “line of death” in the seas near China that can’t be crossed without courting catastrophe.