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.

(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.

May 29, 2019

Newport News Shipbuilding Lands Island on John F. Kennedy (CVN 79)

Newport News Shipbuilding celebrated the landing of the island onto the flight deck of the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). The 588-ton island is the control tower for flight deck operations. View video release

Jan. 31, 2019

Newport News Shipbuilding Awarded $15.2 Billion Block Contract For Two Ford-Class Aircraft Carriers

For the first time in more than three decades, Newport News Shipbuilding has been awarded a multi-ship contract from the U.S. Navy to build two Ford-class aircraft carriers: Enterprise (CVN 80) and CVN 81. View video release

September 28, 2018

Digital Technology Drives Latest Construction Milestone For Aircraft Carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79)

An improved build strategy, which includes the use of digital technologies to improve efficiencies, has allowed NNS to reach another milestone in the construction of aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). View video release

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. View 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 video release