Core Systems Current and Future Installations


CVN-71 USS Theodore Roosevelt

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) (also known by crewmembers as “the Big Stick” or within the US Navy simply as TR) is the fourth Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. Her radio call sign is Rough Rider, the name of President Theodore Roosevelt’s volunteer cavalry unit during the Spanish-American War. She was launched in 1984, saw her first action during Operation Desert Storm in 1991.

CVN-73 George Washington

USS George Washington (CVN-73) is a United States Navy nuclear-powered aircraft carrier (“supercarrier”), the sixth carrier in the Nimitz class and the fourth US Navy ship named after George Washington, the first president of the United States. She was built by Newport News Shipbuilding and was commissioned on 4 July 1992.

USS John F. Kennedy CVN-79

PCU John F. Kennedy (CVN-79) is the second Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier being built for the United States Navy. The ship is under construction and planned to be commissioned in 2020.


N00178-16-C-3010: Tactical Systems for ACJ-130 Gun and Electrical Weapon Systems Dept. NSWCDD Dahlgren Division

The Lockheed AC-130 gunship is a heavily armed, long-endurance ground-attack variant of the C-130 Hercules transport fixed-wing aircraft. It carries a wide array of anti-ground oriented weapons that are integrated with sophisticated sensors, navigation, and fire-control systems. Unlike other military fixed-wing aircraft, the AC-130 relies on visual targeting. Because its large profile and low operating altitudes (around 7,000 ft) make it an easy target, it usually flies close air support missions at night.

Lockheed C-130 Hercules

The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft designed and built originally by Lockheed, now Lockheed Martin. Capable of using unprepared runways for takeoffs and landings, the C-130 was originally designed as a troop, medevac, and cargo transport aircraft.

USS Freedom LCS-1

USS Freedom (LCS 1) is the lead ship of the Freedom class of littoral combat ships (LCS). She is the third vessel of the United States Navy to be so named for the concept of freedom. She is the design competitor produced by the Lockheed Martin consortium, in competition with the General Dynamics-designed USS Independence.


USS Ronald Reagan CVN-76

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) is a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered supercarrier in the service of the United States Navy. The ninth ship of her class, she is named in honor of former President Ronald Reagan, President of the United States from 1981 to 1989.

USS Harry S. Truman CVN-75

USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) is the eighth Nimitz-class aircraft carrier of the United States Navy, named after the 33rd President of the United States, Harry S. Truman. The ship’s callsign is Lone Warrior, and she is currently homeported at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia.

USS John C. Stennis CVN-74

USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) is the seventh Nimitz-class nuclear-powered supercarrier in the United States Navy, named for Senator John C. Stennis of Mississippi. She was commissioned on 9 December 1995. Her home port is Bremerton, Washington.


USS Abraham Lincoln CVN-72

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), is the fifth Nimitz-class aircraft carrier in the United States Navy. It is the second Navy ship to have been named after former President Abraham Lincoln. Her home port is Norfolk, Virginia, and she is a member of the United States Atlantic Fleet.

USS Ft Worth LCS-3

USS Fort Worth (LCS-3) is a Freedom-class littoral combat ship of the United States Navy. She is the first ship to be named after Fort Worth, Texas, the 16th-largest city in the United States.

Tactical Mobile Acoustic Support System (TACMASS)

The U.S. Navy Tactical/Mobile (TacMobile) program delivers systems and equipment to plan, direct and control the tactical operations of joint and naval expeditionary forces and other assigned units within their respective AOR for the maritime sector commanders’ patrol aircraft.


Naval Modular Automated Communications System

The Naval Modular Automated Communications System (NAVMACS) Model II AN/SYQ-7A(V), commonly referred to as NAVMACS II, is a ship-to-ship or ship/shore/ship message processing system. NAVMACS processes and records all incoming and outgoing message traffic and serves as an automated shipboard terminal for the Common User Digital Information Exchange System (CUDIXS).

US Navy AEGIS IVCS System

The US Navy’s AEGIS Cruisers and Destroyers utilize an IVCS computer-controlled telephone system that consists of two interconnected interior-communications switching centers, dial terminals, network terminals, terminal accessories and associated cabling. The system can be connected to a ship’s announcing system, shore telephone lines, radio communications and certain battle sound-powered telephone circuits.

PCU Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78)

PCU Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) is the lead ship of her class of United States Navy supercarriers. As announced by the U.S. Navy on 16 January 2007, the ship is named after the 38th President of the United States Gerald R. Ford, whose World War II naval service included combat duty aboard the light aircraft carrier Monterey in the Pacific Theater.


Planned Core Systems Naval Installations

USS Ashland LSD-48

USS Ashland (LSD-48) is a Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship of the United States Navy. She was the second Navy ship to be named for Ashland, the home of Henry Clay, in Lexington, Kentucky.

USS Nimitz CVN-68

USS Nimitz (CVN-68) is a supercarrier of the United States Navy, and the lead ship of her class. One of the largest warships in the world, she was laid down, launched and commissioned as CVAN-68 but was redesignated CVN 68 (nuclear-powered multimission aircraft carrier) on 30 June 1975 as part of the fleet realignment.

USS Carl Vinson CVN-70

USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) is the third United States Navy Nimitz-class supercarrier and is named after Carl Vinson, a Congressman from Georgia, in recognition of his contributions to the US Navy. The ship was launched in 1980, undertook its maiden voyage in 1983, and underwent Refueling and Overhaul between 2005 and 2009. Carl Vinson’s callsign is “Gold Eagle”.


USS Tripoli LHA-7

USS Tripoli (LHA-7) is the second America-class amphibious assault ships built for the United States Navy. Her keel was laid down on 22 June 2014 at Huntington Ingalls Industries, Pascagoula, Mississippi. Tripoli is the third U.S. Navy ship named for the Battle of Derne in 1805.

USS John Murtha LPD-26

USS John P. Murtha (LPD-26), will be the 10th San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship of the United States Navy, and will be named in honor of Congressman John Murtha (1932-2010) of Pennsylvania. A former United States Marine Corps officer, Murtha was the first Vietnam War veteran elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, in 1974.

USS Portland LPD-27

PCU Portland (LPD-27), is the 11th San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship of the United States Navy, named in honor of the city of Portland, Oregon. Portland’s keel was laid down on 2 August 2013, at the Ingalls Shipbuilding yard in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The ship’s sponsor is Bonnie Amos, wife of U.S. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos. The ship was launched on 13 February 2016.


USS Mount Whitney LCC-20

The USS Mount Whitney (LCC/JCC 20) is a Blue Ridge class command ship of the US Navy; it is the flagship of the Sixth Fleet. She is also the command and control ship for the Commander Joint Command Lisbon and the Commander Striking Force NATO.