USS 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.

Building Integrity, Building Ford

Take a journey with NNS shipbuilders as
USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) comes to life.

August 31, 2018

Aircraft Carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) reaches 50 Percent Completion in Construction

Newport News Shipbuilding reached the midpoint in the construction of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) following the installation of one of the largest units on the ship. Watch the video release

July 16, 2018

Post-Delivery Work Begins on USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)

The first ship in the nation’s newest class of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), returned to Newport News Shipbuilding for its scheduled post-shakedown availability and selected restricted availability. View the video release

Apr. 30, 2018

Aircraft Carrier John F. Kennedy Reaches 75 Percent Structural Completion

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) is 75 percent structurally complete following the recent installation of the forward area of the ship’s main deck. View the video release

Feb. 22, 2018

Huntington Ingalls Industries Completes 70 Percent of the Structural Work on the Future Aircraft Carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79)

Newport News Shipbuilding has built 70 percent of the structures necessary to complete the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). View the video release

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