USA: HII Lands USD 60.8 Million CVN 79 Contract

HII Lands USD 60.8 Million CVN 79 Contract

Huntington Ingalls Inc. (HII) has won a USD 60.8 million modification to previously awarded contract for procurement of additional long lead material for CVN 79 if required.

Under the contract, HII has been hired for provision of all services and material in preparation of construction of USS John F. Kennedy (CVN-79).

USS John F. Kennedy is a planned US Navy Gerald R. Ford-Class aircraft carrier, which will encompass the  length of about 1,106 ft. (337 m).

The ship will continue the Ford-class legacy of highly capable US Navy aircraft carriers.

Enhancements incorporated into USS John F. Kennedy include improved weapons handling systems, flight deck changes and redesigned island.

USS John F. Kennedy will reduce operating costs for the Navy, because of allowance for future technologies and reduced workload for the sailors, translating to a smaller crew size.

The ship is in construction and will be placed in commission in 2020.

During this contract Huntington Ingalls Industries will provide:

  • necessary research studies;
  • engineering;
  • design;
  • related development efforts;
  • advance planning;
  • advance procurement for detail design and procurement of long lead material;
  • advance construction;
  • life cycle support;
  • logistics and other data.

The work will be performed in Newport News, Va., and is expected to be complete by October 2015.

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) designs, builds and maintains nuclear and non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and provides after-market services for military ships around the globe. For more than a century, HII has built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder at its Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding divisions.

NavalToday Staff, May 7, 2013; Image: HII