WHAT WE STAND FOR

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 45 states performing $9.6 billion worth of work. 

This nationwide industrial base continually invests in new equipment, technology, and a workforce of more than 121,000 to design and build ships that evolve with national security strategy. These supply-chain companies depend on a steady and predictable carrier-program schedule, which is appropriated and authorized by Congress.

LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

Support the President’s FY23 budget request for the Carrier Replacement Program by authorizing and appropriating $1.482 billion for construction of Enterprise (CVN 80) and $1.052 billion for construction of Doris Miller (CVN 81).

Support the President’s FY23 budget request of $86.2 million for Aircraft Carrier Research and Development (R&D) funding for the Ford-class aircraft carrier program’s (CVN 78–80) integrated Digital Shipbuilding (iDS).

Support the President’s FY23 budget request for the Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) Program by authorizing and appropriating $618 million in Advance Procurement funding for USS Harry S. Truman’s (CVN 75) RCOH.

NATIONAL MAP

Aircraft carriers are built and maintained with parts built by over 2,000 businesses spread out across the United States– helping inject $9.6 billion and over 121,000 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 2017-2021. Last updated March 2022.

STAND WITH CARRIERS

Be an advocate for your community, economy and country by registering your support for the cornerstone of the Naval fleet, the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier. By joining our community, you will help to advocate for the aircraft carrier program and for those who serve aboard and build these great ships.

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