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.
ACIBC is a proud supporter of “National U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier Month.” Ask your Member of Congress to support “National U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier Month” by Co-Sponsoring H.RES.776.
Looking for more information on National U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier Month? Check out their new website at www.aircraftcarrier.com.
Watch the online premiere of the trailer for the upcoming Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) documentary being produced by Newport News Shipbuilding.
Navy Awards Unmanned Carrier Aircraft Concept Contracts to Boeing, Lockheed
The Navy has awarded contracts to two contractors to refine concepts for the future MQ-25 unmanned carrier-based aerial refueling aircraft.
USS Gerald R Ford: Christened by Champagne
It was time for the Navy to develop a next-generation carrier with greatly enhanced growth potential, improved capabilities, and lower life-cycle cost. The result is the Gerald R. Ford , which has much greater electrical-generating capacity, new electrical-distribution architecture, a simpler and more efficient nuclear-power plant, a more efficient flight deck, plus modern electromagnetic systems in place of older steam and hydraulic systems, and increased naval-architectural margins.
SURVEY RESULTS: THE TOP THREE MOST EFFECTIVE NAVAL WEAPONS EVER USED!
For good reason, U.S. Presidents have in crisis situations been known to ask, “Where are the carriers?” These ships, loaded with unparalleled aircraft and weaponry, are the United States’ foremost power-projection tools. Carriers have been synonymous with U.S. Navy combat prowess.
US aircraft carrier operations are already changing
Between September 12 and 23rd, the USS Ronald Reagan, nine surface ships, and the Bonhomme Richard amphibious ready group, which includes three amphibious vessels, are taking part in the US-only naval exercise Valiant Shield. Unlike multi-national drills that often focus on disaster relief, this exercise will focus on hard warfighting capabilities.