NAG Marine celebrates first steel cup ceremony for aircraft carrier Doris Miller (CVN 81)

Norfolk, Virginia, August 28, 2021 – ( – Local company NAG Marine today celebrated the first steel cut ceremony for the newest nuclear powered aircraft carrier, Doris Miller (CVN 81). The ceremonial cup took place at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia, the location of the ship’s construction, but parts of the ship are being made here in Norfolk, Virginia.

NAG Marine will supply fully qualified VEGA tank level and point indicating sensors which will be installed in all fluid systems aboard the CVN81.

NAG Marine is one of more than 2,000 aircraft carrier suppliers in 46 states performing $ 8.8 billion worth of work. This national industrial base continually invests in new equipment, new technologies and a workforce of more than 92,000 people to design and build ships, like the CVN 81, which evolve with the national security strategy. The CVN 81 will be the fourth Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier, currently under construction with suppliers across the country continuing to build this modern marvel of American-made and innovation.

“NAG Marine is proud to support the U.S. Navy, shipbuilders, such as HII Newport News Shipbuilding, and repair and modernization shipyards as part of the DoD Industrial Base Complex,” said Tom Barbour, President by NAG Marine. “Our products fulfill critical applications, primarily under bridges, in HM&E, machine control and damage control systems. As such, we tend to go under the radar, and we totally agree with that. Playing a small role in keeping ships operational and sailors informed and protected is what keeps us going. “

About the name of the vessel
Doris Miller is the first US Navy aircraft carrier named after an African American and the first aircraft carrier named after a sailor for his actions while serving in the ranks . Miller is credited with heroic deeds while serving aboard the West Virginia (BB 48) built by Newport News in the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Miller’s bravery earned him the Navy Cross.

About the Ford Class
The Ford-class features new software-controlled electromagnetic catapults and weapon elevators, a redesigned cockpit and island, and more than twice the electrical capacity of previous Nimitz-class aircraft carriers. Ford-class carriers are designed to be the centerpiece of the country’s security strategy and to support and protect the global economy through the protection of shipping lanes around the world.
Doris Miller’s keel is expected to be laid in 2026 and delivered to the Navy in 2032.

About NAG Marine
NAG Marine was founded in 1999 to meet the needs for monitoring and controlling the fluid systems of US Navy ships. Over the past 20 years, NAG has expanded its product portfolio to include additional products and technologies for shipboard applications. They follow all their products with a dedicated international service.

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