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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Navy Seeks Savings, Releases Two-Carrier RFP

The Navy released a CVN 80/81 two-ship buy Request for Proposal (RFP) to Huntington Ingalls Industries – Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS) March 19 to further define the cost savings achievable with a two-ship buy. With lethality and affordability a top priority, the Navy has been working with HII-NNS over the last several months to estimate the total savings associated with procuring CVN 80 and CVN 81 as a two-ship buy. “In keeping with the National Defense Strategy, the Navy developed an acquisition strategy to combine the CVN 80 and CVN…

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