The Gerald R. Ford (CVN78) class is a next-generation carrier with increased capability at lower total ownership cost.  Thousands of skilled industrial workers support the next generation of aircraft carriers.  Newport News Shipbuilding’s industrial base numbers more than 2,000 small, mid-sized and large businesses in 46 states across the United States that contributes specialized parts, skilled services and support to aircraft carrier production and maintenance.

USS Gerald R. Ford

Source: Newport News Shipbuilding