Gerald R. Ford
(CVN 78)

The first ship in the Ford-class is in the final stages of construction and testing, scheduled to join the U.S. Navy fleet in 2017.

John F. Kennedy
(CVN 79)

Construction is already well underway on the second ship in the Ford-class with the keel laying held Aug. 22.

(CVN 80)

On Dec. 1, 2013, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced that the third ship in the Ford Class would be named USS Enterprise.


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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

Feb. 1, 2017

Huntington Ingalls Industries Receives Contract to Kick Off Advance Fabrication of Enterprise (CVN 80)

The initial structural fabrication and shop work on the third Gerald R. Ford-class carrier will be performed at Newport News Shipbuilding through March 2018. Read the news release

Jan. 23, 2017

Shipbuilders Perform Superlift Unique to Ford Class

The superlift is part of an improved build strategy implemented on the second ship of the Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) class, resulting in superlifts erected at a higher state of outfitting completion. Read the news release

Oct. 13, 2016

Huntington Ingalls Industries Hosts Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus at Newport News Shipbuilding

Mabus toured the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) and recognized more than 1,000 shipbuilders and sailors for their hard work on the ship. Read the news release

Sep. 12, 2016

Huntington Ingalls Industries Continues to Make Strides on Aircraft Carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79)

As Kennedy begins to take shape in the dry dock, the ship's cost and construction schedule continue on track with significant improvement over its predecessor. Read the news release