Eleven carriers are the minimum number required to enable 3 of these great ships to be continuously stationed at strategic points across the globe and to rapidly respond to an unexpected crisis.
This infographic highlights the importance of aircraft carriers to our nation’s security, and illustrates why 11 aircraft carriers are the minimum number required to ensure we can maintain three carriers on station to respond to critical missions and unexpected crises.
Mike Petter, President and CEO, Huntington Ingalls Industries, discusses how uncertainty about budget levels and the Pentagon's priorities are disrupting the industrial base.
Mike Petters, President and CEO, Huntington Ingalls Industries sits down with Vago Muradian of Defense News to discuss what recent spending measures means for the shipbuilding community.
Mike Petters, President and CEO, Huntington Ingalls Industries sits down with Vago Muradian of Defense News to discuss the flexibility, agility and capabilities of aircraft carriers.
We’re gonna need a bigger Navy: In a world of many threats, our ships at sea are as crucial as drones
A serious vulnerability lurks under the surface for the Navy. It’s a problem you won’t see in New York during Fleet Week — not on the faces of the brave sailors and marines, or on their freshly painted ships, aircraft and equipment. But it is there, still, slowly eroding the Navy and Marine Corps’ ability to keep us safe from those who want to do us and our economy harm.
Navy Has Begun EMALS Testing on Carrier Ford
The Navy conducted its first-ever shipboard full-speed catapult shot with the General Atomics Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) aboard the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) earlier this month, the Navy said in a May 15 statement.
My Time on the Stennis: What a Rush!
Landing on a nuclear powered aircraft carrier somewhere in the Pacific is a definite “bucket list” item. I was one of 12 persons selected to tour the USS John C. Stennis, a nuclear aircraft carrier during at-sea exercises. Sponsored by a retired naval captain and admiral, I saw teamwork that’s part of our national defense.
Radar Reinstall Marks RCOH Milestone Aboard Lincoln
The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) reached another milestone during its refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) earlier this month with the installation of the ship’s AN/SPS-48 primary air-search radar antenna on Lincoln’s island, U.S. Navy officials say.