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 nation’s 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.
“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)
“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)
“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
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.
Carrier USS Reagan moving from San Diego to Japan
Next week, San Diego and the state of California will bid a fond farewell to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), which has been a prominent part of the San Diego Bay skyline for the past 11 years.
Newport News Begins Steam Testing on the USS Abraham Lincoln
Huntington Ingalls Industries [HII] Newport News Shipbuilding began final testing of the steam-powered systems aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) and is on track to redeliver the ship in 2016, the company said on Aug. 27.
U.S. Rep. Meehan tours Retlif testing lab in Harleysville
U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-7, discussed defense, technology and supporting local businesses on his visit to Retlif Testing Laboratories in the Harleysville area of Towamencin Tuesday afternoon.
Photo Gallery: Congressman Patrick Meehan Tours Retlif Testing