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 yearís 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 shipís steam-powered systems. (Watch the video)
ďAs 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)
Ex-Navy Admiral: Incirlik Base Issues Justify US Spending on Aircraft Carriers
On July 15, power to the Incirlik airbase was cut off and US operations came to a halt after a military coup that failed to unseat Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Huntington Ingalls awarded $195M toward carrier overhaul
The Navy has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries nearly $195 million to continue advance work toward the mid-life overhaul of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington.
Team Vinson Kicks Off TSTA/FEP
Aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) recently departed its homeport of San Diego to begin the Tailored Ship's Training Availability/Final Evaluation Problem (TSTA/FEP) certification period.
US Aircraft Carrier Begins ISIS Strikes From Mideast
The American aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and its strike group have begin hitting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria targets from the Arabian Gulf, the Navy said Friday.