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 46 states performing $8.8 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 46 states – helping inject $8.8 billion and over 92,000 jobs in 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 2015-2019. Last updated March 2020.
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.
Support the anticipated President’s FY 2022 Budget request for the Carrier Replacement Program by authorizing and appropriating $1,014 million for construction of Enterprise (CVN 80); $1,307 million for construction of Doris Miller (CVN 81); $50 million for outfitting of John F. Kennedy (CVN 79); and, $210 million for completion of CVN 79.
Support the request for Aircraft Carrier Research and Development (R&D) by authorizing and appropriating $123 million ($70 million plus up) funding for the Ford-class aircraft carrier program (CVN 78-80); $21 million funding for Enterprise’s (CVN 80) Total Ship Integration; and, $15 million funding for John F. Kennedy’s (CVN 79) Total Ship Integration.
Support the President’s Budget request for the Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) Program by authorizing and appropriating $238 million for Advance Procurement for USS Harry S. Truman’s (CVN 75) RCOH; $1,889 million for the RCOH of USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74); and, $77 million for the RCOH completion for USS George Washington (CVN 73).
Below are the key resources and documents that highlight ACIBC’s priorities for 2021 and the coalition’s widespread impact in communities across the nation:
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