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 nationís 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.
AFFF Moves aboard USS Abraham Lincoln
Sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) began moving tanks of aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) on board the ship Jan. 14, achieving another key milestone in moving the ship out of refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH).
Abraham Lincoln Sailor Participates in USS San Antonio SAR Training
Search and rescue (SAR) swimmers assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) recently took advantage of training opportunities while the ship continues its refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH). Due to an extended period of time in a shipyard environment, the RCOH process allows few oportunities for SAR swimmers to exercise their skills. Temporary assignments to warships that are getting underway can help facilitate necessary training.
Crafting the Gerald R. Ford Flight Deck: Enlarging the Operational Space
When visiting the Gerald R. Ford and making the trek to the bridge, one notices quickly that the deck space in front of the island is significantly expanded over a Nimitz class carrier. The key point was that with the island moved back further on the flight deck and with one less aircraft elevator, the Gerald R. Ford ends up with an additional 8000 square feet of operational space on the flight deck.
Virginia Delegation Urges Retention of 11 Aircraft Carrier Fleet
Both U.S. senators and all 11 representatives from Virginia signed a letter Wednesday expressing their support of the nation's 11 aircraft carrier fleet in advance of the release of the president's fiscal year 2016 budget proposal, expected in early February.