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.
Sailors aboard USS Ronald Reagan prepare to join ‘Three Presidents’ club
Sailors aboard the USS Ronald Reagan will be getting three times the “presidential experience” this summer, and they have the logo to prove it. A large portion of the current Reagan crew will be among a select, but certainly not unheard of, population of sailors to serve on three different aircraft carriers.
Brass urge lawmakers to approve full Navy budget
If the Navy doesn't get the money it needs this year, the results could be dire, the service's brass warned lawmakers in late February hearings. The need to build a 300-ship Navy by decade's end was the top goal stressed by officials testifying on Feb. 25 before the House Armed Service Committee's Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces.
CNO: Shorter carrier cruises a year away
"Today the [carrier Carl] Vinson is on deployment in the Arabian Gulf, she's on a 9.5-month deployment," Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jon Greenert said, adding nine-month deployments stemmed, in part, from maintenance backlogs caused by heavy sequestration budget cuts.
Maintaining American Seapower
Uniquely, the Navy and Marine Corps provide presence around the world, around the clock. We are the nation’s first line of defense, ready for any challenge on the horizon. Presence means we respond faster; remain on station longer; carry everything we need with us; and do whatever missions our nation’s leaders assign us without needing anyone else’s permission.