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.
Newport News Shipbuilding has begun reintroducing steam to the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) to begin final testing of the ship’s steam-powered systems. (Watch the video)
“As the backbone of John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) is put in place during the ship's keel laying ceremony, the suppliers who will provide the steel, cable, valves, paint and equipment for this great ship celebrate the work completed to-date..."
— Rick Giannini, ACIBC Chairman (Read the full statement)
“Although New Jersey is not what typically comes to mind when you think of an aircraft carrier, every carrier in the Navy fleet has roots in our state.” — Michael Leahan, Marotta Controls (Read the news release)
“Although it is the only New England state not to border the Atlantic Ocean, Vermont is home to businesses that contribute significantly to the construction of the most powerful ships at sea: US Navy aircraft carriers” — Vermont Business Magazine
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.
USS Theodore Roosevelt to participate in India-Japan-US exercise: 10 facts about the aircraft carrier
In an effort to expand geo-strategic and naval ties, India, the US and Japan will together take part in 'Malabar' naval exercise next week in the Bay of Bengal, which will see American aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt in action along with a nuclear submarine besides Indian and Japanese naval assets.
Assessing the U.S. Aircraft Carrier Gap in the Gulf
For the first time since 2007, the United States will have no carrier presence in the Persian Gulf region, an absence that will span a few months over the next year. The USS Theodore Roosevelt, currently striking ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, is scheduled to soon sail home after completing a lengthy deployment, and the USS Harry S. Truman will not arrive in the region until early winter. Although the Middle East is rarely quiet, it is difficult to imagine a more uncertain time than now, considering the complex conflicts in Syria -- and the Russian intervention there -- Iraq, Libya, and Yemen, along with concerns about U.S. resolve following the nuclear deal with Iran. This begs the question, why now?
U.S. deploys more advanced aircraft carrier to boost ties with Japan
One of the U.S. Navy's most advanced aircraft carriers docked in Japan on Thursday at the start of a deployment that will strengthen the capability of the Seventh Fleet in Asia and boost ties between the United States and its closest regional ally. With a crew of 5,000 sailors and a compliment of around 80 aircraft, USS Ronald Reagan is equipped with the latest targeting and defense radars, integrated weapons systems and command and communications technology.
Manned Advanced Arresting Gear Testing To Begin In February, Wrap Up After Carrier Ford Delivers
The Navy will begin testing manned airplanes on its Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) at a New Jersey test site in February and will complete testing on all type/model/series in the months after the new carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) is delivered, Navy officials said on Thursday.