Gerald R. Ford
(CVN 78)

The first ship in the Ford-class has been delivered to the Navy.

John F. Kennedy
(CVN 79)

Construction is already well underway on the second ship in the Ford-class.

Enterprise
(CVN 80)

The third Ford-class carrier will carry on the name of Enterprise.

Aug. 24, 2017

Huntington Ingalls Industries Celebrates Ceremonial Steel-Cut for Aircraft Carrier Enterprise (CVN 80) at Newport News Shipbuilding

Newport News Shipbuilding cut a 35-ton steel plate on Aug. 24 to kick off advance construction of Enterprise (CVN 80). View the photo release

June 22, 2017

Aircraft Carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) Reaches 50 Percent Structural Completion

On June 22, aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) grew approximately 70 feet in length with the addition of its lower stern, making Kennedy 50 percent structurally complete. Read the news release

June 1, 2017

Huntington Ingalls Industries Delivers Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) To U.S. Navy

Newport News Shipbuilding delivered the first-of-class aircraft carrier to the U.S. Navy on May 31. Read the news release

Apr. 14, 2017

Huntington Ingalls Industries Completes Successful Builder’s Sea Trials of Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)

Builder’s sea trials test the ship’s systems, components and compartments at sea for the first time. Read the news release