Huntington Ingalls Industries Awarded $15.2 Billion Block Contract for Two Ford-Class

January 31, 2019 – For the first time in more than three decades, Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division was awarded a multi-ship contract from the U.S. Navy to build two aircraft carriers. The company announced today that it received a contract modification valued at $15.2 billion for the detail design and construction of the Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers Enterprise (CVN 80) and CVN 81, which has not yet been named. This historic contract award is a significant step toward the company’s designing and building the next-generation of…

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US Navy Contract Announcements December 27, 2018

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $712,482,210 for cost-plus-incentive fee, firm-fixed-price delivery order N0001919F2474 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0020) for the development of advanced hardware in support of the F-35 Lightning II Technology Refresh 3 (TR3) System. Efforts include the design of the TR3 System through full flightworthy certification, production readiness review, and fleet release to support low-rate initial production Lot 15 aircraft. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in March 2023. Fiscal…

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General Atomics’ Advanced Arresting Gear System Completes Performance Testing for Turboprop Aircraft

October 2, 2018 – General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) performance testing has been successfully completed for the C-2A Greyhound, E-2C+ Hawkeye, and E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft. The testing supports the Navy’s development of a propeller Aircraft Recovery Bulletin (ARB), which is a prerequisite for arresting propeller aircraft aboard USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). The Navy completed the performance testing of the GA-EMS system on the Runway Arrested Landing Site (RALS) at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey. “The AAG system is designed…

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US Navy Contract Announcements April 13, 2018

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS), Inc., Newport News, Virginia, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $64,960,000 modification to a previously awarded undefinitized action under contract (N00024-16-C-2116) for the purchase of additional long lead time material in support of Enterprise (CVN 80). Work is expected to be completed by August 2022. Fiscal 2018 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $64,960,000 will be obligated at the time of award and not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard,…

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Huntington Ingalls Completes Inactivation of First Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced April 10th that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has completed the inactivation of the aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVAN/CVN 65). As part of the complex process that began in 2013, more than 1,000 shipbuilders defueled Enterprise’s eight nuclear reactors, inactivated its propulsion systems and prepared its hull for final tow. Newport News Shipbuilding completed the inactivation base work in December 2017, and the government contracting office review and certification of the paperwork has just been completed. The ship will remain at Newport News to complete post-inactivation work…

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Ceremonial Steel-Cut for Aircraft Carrier Enterprise (CVN 80) at Newport News Shipbuilding

Huntington Ingalls Industries today cut a 35-ton steel plate at its Newport News Shipbuilding division to kick off advance construction of the aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN 80). The steel plate will become part of the foundation of Enterprise, the ninth U.S. Navy ship to bear the legendary name. Ship’s sponsors and U.S. Olympic gold medalists Simone Biles and Katie Ledecky gave the order to cut the steel during a ceremony that marks the first construction milestone in the life of the ship. Other ceremony participants included Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va.;…

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First-Cut-of-Steel Event for Aircraft Carrier Enterprise (CVN 80) at Newport News Shipbuilding

HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division will hold a ceremonial first-cut-of-steel event to kick off construction of the new aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN 80), the third ship of the Gerald R. Ford class. The ceremony is one of the very first construction milestones in the life of a ship. Olympic gold medalists Simone Biles and Katie Ledecky, the ship’s sponsors, will participate in the event, along with shipbuilders, members of the U.S. Navy and local officials. CVN 80 will be the third Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier. Designed to replace Nimitz-class…

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Navy Decommissions “The Big E”

February 3, 2017 – The aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise (CVN 65), was decommissioned during a ceremony held in the ship’s hangar bay, Feb. 3. The ceremony not only marked the end the ship’s nearly 55-year career, it also served as the very first decommissioning of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. Capt. Todd Beltz, commanding officer of the Enterprise, addressed the ship’s company, former commanding officers and distinguished visitors and spoke of where the true spirit of “The Big E” comes from. “For all that Enterprise represents to this nation, it’s the…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Receives Contract to Kick Off Advance Fabrication of Aircraft Carrier Enterprise (CVN 80)

5.5K2516 February 1, 2017 – Huntington Ingalls Industries was awarded a $25.5 million modification to an existing advance planning contract in support of advance fabrication of the aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN 80) on Tuesday. The initial structural fabrication and shop work on the third Gerald R. Ford-class carrier will be performed at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division through March 2018. “This award authorizes us to begin fabrication of structural components, sub-components, sub-units and pre-assemblies in our manufacturing shops to support the 2018 construction of Enterprise,” said Mike Shawcross, Newport News’ vice president, CVN 79…

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