Buying materials in advance for the construction of the next two new U.S. Navy aircraft carriers will save taxpayers up to $500 million over the course of their construction and will keep the industrial base strong.
The Aircraft Carrier Industrial Base Coalition (ACIBC) urges Congress to authorize the advanced purchase of materials needed for the construction of the next two U.S. Navy Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers, Enterprise (CVN 80) and the yet-to-be-named CVN 81.
Record high attendance at the two-day conference in March.
Must-watch video of why America needs a Navy Fleet of 12 nuclear-powered aircraft carriers.
Aircraft carrier suppliers to Congress: Go to 12
A few years ago, aircraft carrier suppliers lobbied Congress to save the USS George Washington from decommissioning. This year, their message took a more positive turn. Instead of trying to maintain the current carrier fleet, suppliers like Phil Jiannine of Virginia Beach conveyed a more positive message from their point of view. Don't just keep 11 carriers. Make it an even dozen.
Navy, Congress Eye Buying Carriers in Blocks of Two, Folding in Submarine Material Purchase
The Navy and Congress are actively looking at building aircraft carriers in sets of two to reduce acquisition costs and grow the fleet to 12 carriers, as well as considering including purchases of submarine materials with them to achieve cost reductions over three programs.
Why Landing on a U.S. Aircraft Carrier Is About to Get Much Easier
Naval aviators from Carrier Air Wing Eight (CVW-8) are preparing to deploy onboard USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) with a revolutionary new type of software that makes landing on a carrier much easier.
Bush, Vinson support ISIS fight in Gulf, threaten Kim near North Korea
The Navy’s big guns are patrolling global hot spots, fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria, and facing down North Korea’s Kim Jong Un during an annual exercise that is inevitably increasing tensions with the rogue regime.