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  • 23 June 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    U.S. Navy future aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) became 932-metric tons heavier after shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries lifted the carrier’s 70-feet-long lower stern into place on June 22. The lower stern was lifted into place at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division, where the second Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier is now 50 percent structurally complete. […]

  • 12 August 2011

    Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc received a $56.5 million contract modification, under a previously awarded contract, for continuation of long lead time material procurement associated with construction of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). The company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division is the prime contractor. “This award continues our efforts to plan and prepare […]

  • 19 July 2012
    Training & Education

    Huntington Ingalls Incorporated (HII) has been awarded a USD 43. 41 million modification to a previously awarded contract for the procurement of additional long lead time material for the future John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). The contract will provide all services and material in preparation for construction of future John F. Kennedy. The second carrier […]

  • 24 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    US Navy celebrated the keel laying of the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), the second ship of the Gerald R. Ford class, at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division on Saturday, August 22. Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of the ship’s namesake, the 35th President of the United States, the ship’s sponsor, declared the keel […]

  • 30 October 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy’s second Ford-class aircraft carrier, future USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), marked another milestone as Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS) flooded the ship’s dry dock on October 29. John F. Kennedy has been under construction at its Newport News location since 2015 and continues to makes preparations for its christening, which […]

  • 6 December 2019
    Vessels

    The US Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, the future USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), will be christened at Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS), Virginia, on December 7. John F. Kennedy, which was launched in late October 2019, is the second aircraft carrier of the Gerald R. Ford class, slated to replace USS Nimitz (CVN […]

  • 23 February 2018
    Industry news, Vessels

    The structures necessary to complete US Navy’s second Ford-class aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) are 70 percent complete, shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries has announced. Like its predecessor, the first-in-class USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), Kennedy is being built with a modular construction technique where smaller sections of the ship are welded together […]

  • 7 May 2013
    Training & Education

    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 […]

  • 28 September 2012
    Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries has received a $296 million contract modification, under a previously awarded contract, for continuation of long-lead-time material procurement for and advance construction of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). The company’s Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division is the prime contractor. This award enables NNS to continue preparations for the […]

  • 12 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s newest, digitally-built, aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) now has a complete flight deck after shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries lifted the final bow section into place. The addition of the upper bow section at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division is one of the last steel structural units, known as a […]

  • 13 September 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    U.S. Navy aircraft carrier builder Huntington Ingalls Industries shared a video of its Newport News Shipbuilding division placing a 900-ton superlift into dry dock, continuing construction of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). The company said Kennedy’s cost and construction schedule were on track with significant improvement over its predecessor, the first-of-class Gerald R. Ford (CVN […]

  • 8 June 2015
    Authorities

    Huntington Ingalls Industries received a $3.35 billion contract award for the detail design and construction of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), the second ship in the Gerald R. Ford class of carriers. The work will be performed at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. The company also received a $941 million […]

  • 10 July 2011
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

      THE US Navy’s next aircraft carrier is being named the John F Kennedy — the second time an aircraft carrier has been named after the assass… By Michael Lavery (herald) [mappress] Source: herald, July 10, 2011;

  • 3 April 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The company that is set to equip the U.S. Navy’s next aircraft carrier, the USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), with an arresting gear system on April 1 said its system completed the first aircraft arrestment. According to General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems, the Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) system conducted the arrestment of an F/A-18E Super […]

  • 5 January 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    QinetiQ North America, a defence-based technology company announced that it has been awarded a contract to deliver control hardware and software for the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and the Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) to be installed on the U.S. Navy’s future aircraft carrier, the USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). The contract is awarded […]

  • 27 October 2011
    Industry news

    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 […]

  • 25 March 2013
    Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced on March 22 that its Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division has received a $407 million contract extension to a previously awarded John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) construction preparation contract. The award extends the period of performance, adds additional efforts for engineering, planning and material procurement through Oct. 31, and authorizes […]

  • 12 July 2011
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Amid a tightening defense budget, the U.S. Navy is weighing an option to delay the purchase of the Newport News-built John F. Kennedy aircra… By Peter Frost (dailypress) [mappress] Source: dailypress, July 12, 2011;

  • 30 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s second Ford-class aircraft carrier, the future USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), received the flight deck island in a May 29 ceremony that coincided with the birthday of the ship’s namesake. “Landing the island is a key milestone in preparing the ship for launch in the fall,” said Jennifer Boykin, president of […]

  • 5 March 2014
    Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division has received a $1.295 billion extension to a previously awarded construction preparation contract for the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79).   The contract extension enables Newport News to complete an additional 343 structural units and purchase the majority of the remaining material for the ship, including […]

  • 19 August 2015
    Authorities

    Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that it will host a keel-laying ceremony for the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). The event will be held at the Company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division alongside Dry Dock 12 on Saturday, August 22. The ship’s sponsor and daughter of the ship’s namesake, Caroline Kennedy, will participate via video. Gerald […]

  • 20 April 2016
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    American Huntington Ingalls Industries and its Newport News Shipbuilding division responsible for the construction of the U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) have placed a 965-ton structure called a superlift into dry dock thereby making the carrier 17 percent complete. The superlift was made with more than twice the amount of […]

  • 23 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Despite considering reverting to the legacy recovery system, Mk-7, a U.S. Navy review board decided to continue with AAG as the aircraft recovery system of choice for the future USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). The Advanced Arresting Gear’s test program marked the completion of the 350th trap of an F/A-18E Super Hornet in December, 2016. To […]

  • 23 August 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Russian Navy’s Aircraft Carrier Returns to the Fleet After conducting a three-month refit and repair period, the Russian Navy’s aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov is ready to head home to Severomorsk. USS Simpson Prepares for Decommissioning When USS Simpson (FFG 56) decommissions at the end of September, the U.S. Navy will be left with only one […]

  • 24 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    U.S. Navy’s aircraft carrier builder Huntington Ingalls Industries announced it has lifted a 704-metric ton unit into Dry Dock 12, where the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) is taking shape. The superlift is part of an improved build strategy implemented on the second ship of the Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) class, resulting in […]

  • 3 September 2018
    Vessels

    America’s military shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) reached the midpoint in the construction of the future nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), following the installation of one of the largest units on the ship. Weighing approximately 905 metric tons, the unit is one of the heaviest of the planned steel structures, known as […]

  • 14 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) awarded General Atomics (GA) an initial sole-source contract for Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) for the CVN 79 aircraft carrier to be named John F. Kennedy.   This contract is for the initial procurement of the long-lead-time materials in support of a full production […]

  • 1 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) is likely to be launched three months earlier than planned, shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries said.  Kennedy, the second ship in the Gerald R. Ford class of carriers, is scheduled to be christened in the fourth quarter of 2019 and delivered to the US Navy in 2022. […]

  • 23 May 2014
    Authorities, Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries yesterday hosted Frank Kendall, the U.S. undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, for a tour of the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division.   Kendall visited the shipyard to learn more about cost-reduction efforts and to see the construction progress on the aircraft carriers Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) and John […]