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. 

This nationwide industrial base continually invests in new equipment, technology, and a workforce 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.


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).

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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).


Aircraft carriers are built and maintained with parts built by over 2,000 businesses spread out across the United 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 2018-2022. Last updated March 2023.


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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