HII set to start assembly of Enterprise, first aircraft carrier built fully digitally, in April

By Aidan Quigley / February 18, 2022 at 5:02 PM
SAN DIEGO -- Shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries will start to erect the Ford-class aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN-80) in April, the first aircraft carrier built completely with digital modeling. Brian Fields, HII’s vice president of aircraft carrier construction for the Enterprise and Doris Miller (CVN-81), told reporters Friday during the WEST 2022 conference here that the Enterprise’s first steel unit will be entering the dry dock in late April. “If you walked through the north yard at Newport News right now,...

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