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January 13, 2023

US Navy’s New Aircraft Carrier First to be Designed, Built Digitally in Newport News

HII Digital Shipbuilding, Newport News, VA

Aircraft carriers represent the pinnacle of a nation’s naval power. For the last century, naval dominance was defined by the strength of carrier fleets. Now, it’s time for carrier design and construction to sail into the 21st century.

HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division is a storied shipyard. Every nuclear-powered carrier sailing in the U.S. Navy was built there. USS Enterprise (CVN 80), the Ford-class carrier currently being built at Newport News, is the first carrier to be completely designed and built digitally.

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