HII Inks USS John F. Kennedy Contract

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va., is being awarded a $16,884,918 modification, which exercises priced research, development, test and evaluation options under previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-2116) for continuation of construction preparation efforts for the future USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79).

Huntington Ingalls Industries will provide all services and material in preparation for construction which will include necessary research studies; engineering; design; related development efforts; advanced planning; advanced procurement for detailed design and procurement of long lead material; advance construction; life cycle support; logistics data; and other data to support the anticipated ship detail design and construction of CVN 79.

Work will be performed in Newport News, Va., and is expected to be completed by October 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $16,884,918 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Source: defense, October 27, 2011