Buying materials in advance for the construction of the next two new U.S. Navy aircraft carriers starting in 2016 will save taxpayers $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.

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The Backbone of John F. Kennedy (CVN 79)RCOH Update: USS Abraham Lincoln
is Coming Back to Life

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)

The Backbone of John F. Kennedy (CVN 79)The Backbone of John F. Kennedy (CVN 79)

“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)

The Aircraft Carrier Legacy in the Garden-StateThe Aircraft Carrier Legacy in the Garden-State

“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)

America Needs at Least 11 Aircraft CarriersAmerica Needs at Least 11
Aircraft Carriers

State congressional delegations write to Secretary of Defense Carter voicing support for 11 U.S. Navy carriers:
California | New Jersey | New York | Ohio | Pennsylvania | Virginia | Washington

Vermont's Unexpected Aircraft Carrier Shipbuilding IndustryVermont's Unexpected Aircraft Carrier Shipbuilding Industry

“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

Congress & Shipbuilding StrategyCongress & Shipbuilding Strategy

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.

Strategic Future of the Aircraft CarrierStrategic Future of the
Aircraft Carrier

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.

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Dante Valve Company

Dante Valve is the largest supplier of safety relief valves to the U.S. Navy. With locations on both coasts, we offer pipe, valve and fitting solutions for the marine and industrial markets. More»