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.
Home to 70 fighter jets and more than 5,000 crew, USS Harry S. Truman is on the front lines of the fight against ISIS.
Watch the coverage of this year’s ACIBC fly-in event.
Watch the online premiere of the trailer for the upcoming Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) documentary being produced by Newport News Shipbuilding.
Watch this video of flight operations aboard the flight deck of USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).
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)
Life In The Danger Zone
What it's really like to live and work on an aircraft carrier
Great Green Fleet Continues Great White Fleet’s Legacy of Global Presence
The U.S. Navy maintains naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining freedom of the seas and, increasingly, it does so incorporating biofuel and other flexible, innovative energy-efficient technologies on ships and ashore.
Video: Reagan, Stennis CSGs Practice ‘High-End Warfighting’ In Philippine Sea
Aircraft carriers USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) and USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) are in the Philippine Sea rehearsing what Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson called “high-end warfighting.”
The Navy released video of the two carrier strike groups sailing side by side, and fighters and airborne early warning aircraft flying in formation.
Carrier Truman Breaks Record for ISIS Strikes
Seven months into its extended deployment, the aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman has hit 2,000 sorties and more than 1,000 missiles launched in missions against the Islamic State group, more ordnance than any other flattops that have launched strikes in the mounting war against ISIS over the past two years.