Comprised of men and women who provide parts and services for these great ships, the Aircraft Carrier Industrial Base Coalition (ACIBC) seeks to preserve the strength of the aircraft carrier program and promote the value of the aircraft carrier industrial base as a vital part of the nation’s overall defense structure.
Today’s U.S. Navy aircraft carriers are the stunning result of over 2,000 companies in 44 states performing $9.4 billion worth of work. These businesses provide the valves, wiring, steel, motors, and thousands of other parts that make these ships the preeminent expression of military power—capable of delivering sustained and overwhelming warfighting force around the globe.
Aircraft carriers are built and maintained with parts built by over 2,000 businesses spread out across 44 states – helping inject $9.4 billion into communities across the country.
As the map below demonstrates, stability in aircraft carrier programs is critical not only to our national security, but also to the shipbuilding industrial base as well.
Data reflects spending between 2017-2021. Last updated March 2022.
We encourage Congress to continue to seek procurement strategies that deliver the highest quality product for our warfighter, at the best value for our government, and at the best price for our fellow taxpayer. We are asking Members of Congress for support to advance the nation’s aircraft carrier program in a way that provides stability and consistency for ACIBC companies.
Authorizing and appropriating $1,115M for construction of Enterprise (CVN 80) and $800M for construction of Doris Miller (CVN 81).
Authorizing and appropriating $46.2M Research & Development Funding for the Ford-class aircraft carrier integrated Digital Shipbuilding (iDS).
Authorizing and appropriating $45.2M in Navy Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDTE) funding for Ford-class Design Support (FCDS) to optimize the design, affordability, sustainment, modernization, and lifecycle tools and technologies for Ford-class ships.
Authorizing and appropriating $818M Advance Procurement funding for the Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) for USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).
Below are the key resources and documents that highlight ACIBC’s priorities for 2023:
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