US Navy Amends CVN 79 Contract to Add F-35C Support During Construction

November 3, 2020 – The Navy announced F-35C modifications to the future USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) yesterday, under a contract structure now in place to deliver the second Ford-class aircraft carrier, employing a single-phase acquisition strategy, versus a two-phase strategy, as originally planned. “Shifting to single phase and incorporating the F-35C modifications will enable the delivery of a…

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General Atomics Awarded Sustainment Contract for Ford-Class EMALS and AAG

May 18, 2020 – General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it has been awarded a contract for ongoing engineering and logistics sustainment of Gerald R. Ford-class Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch Systems (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) systems by the Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent, MD. GA-EMS will provide critical engineering, technical, configuration management and program support for EMALS…

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Data System From USS Enterprise to Be Installed on Future USS JFK

April 3, 2020 – Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division, Keyport Detachment San Diego’s Fleet Test and Evaluation Center (FTEC) supplied the Pre-Commissioning Unit John F. Kennedy (CVN-79) with a repurposed AN/USQ-167 Common Data Link System (CDLS) that was salvaged from the decommissioned USS Enterprise (CVN-65). The carrier-based CDLS provides an Undersea Warfare (USW) capability that allows aircraft carriers to…

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Navy Crew Begins Training in Completed Spaces Aboard John F. Kennedy (CVN 79)

February 27, 2020 – Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) has reached an important milestone in the construction of the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) as the first of 2,700 compartments were turned over to the ship’s crew. The completed spaces allow sailors to begin training on the ship while final outfitting and testing progresses at the company’s Newport News…

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