Huntington Ingalls Industries Launches Aircraft Carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79)

December 18, 2019 – Nine days after christening the U.S. Navy’s newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division launched John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) into the James River for the first time, on Monday. With the aid of six tugboats, Kennedy was guided down the river about a mile from Newport News Shipbuilding’s Dry Dock 12,…

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Ship’s Sponsor Christens Future USS John F Kennedy

December 7, 2019 – With more than 20,000 attendees, President John F. Kennedy’s daughter, the Honorable Caroline Bouvier Kennedy, former U.S. Ambassador to Japan, officially christened Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) during a Huntington-Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS) division ceremony in Newport News, Dec. 7. Kennedy thanked the Navy, Newport News Shipbuilding, as well as the…

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US Navy Contract Announcements December 3, 2019

Huntington Ingalls Inc., Newport News, Virginia, is awarded an $11,544,415 cost-plus-fixed-fee level of effort delivery order to previously awarded contract N00024-19-D-4306 to accomplish 12 months of execution planning for the repair and alteration requirements for USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78 – aircraft carrier/nuclear propulsion) planned incremental availability. The contracted requirements include the advance planning, design, documentation, engineering, procurement, ship…

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US Navy Contract Announcement December 2, 2019

General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp. (GDEB), Groton, Connecticut, is awarded a $22,209,893,409 fixed-price-incentive, multi-year modification to previously-awarded contract N00024-17-C-2100 for construction of nine Virginia-class submarines, eight with Virginia Payload Module (VPM), from fiscal 2019 to fiscal 2023. The contract modification includes spare material and an option for one additional submarine with VPM. If the option is exercised, the cumulative value…

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US Navy Contract Announcement December 3, 2019

Huntington Ingalls Inc., Newport News, Virginia, is awarded an $11,544,415 cost-plus-fixed-fee level of effort delivery order to previously awarded contract N00024-19-D-4306 to accomplish 12 months of execution planning for the repair and alteration requirements for USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78 – aircraft carrier/nuclear propulsion) planned incremental availability. The contracted requirements include the advance planning, design, documentation, engineering, procurement, ship…

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HII Newport News Announced Future USS John F Kennedy Christening

November 25, 2019 – Caroline Kennedy, President John F. Kennedy’s daughter and sponsor of his namesake ship, will smash a bottle of American sparkling wine across the ship’s hull on Saturday, Dec. 7, to christen the aircraft carrier. The christening ceremony is not open to the public. Invited guests include shipbuilders and their families; Kennedy sailors and their families; the…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries President and CEO honored by SNAME

November 5, 2019 – Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) announced today that the Society of Naval Architect and Marine Engineers (SNAME) awarded HII President and CEO Mike Petters the 2019 Vice Admiral Emory S. “Jerry” Land Medal. Petters received the Land Medal on Thursday during the Annual SNAME Banquet, held in Tacoma, Wash., where he and his wife, Nancy Briggs…

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Future USS John F Kennedy Now Afloat

October 19, 2019 – Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) marked another milestone leading up to the christening of the second Ford-class aircraft carrier as Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS) flooded the ship’s dry dock Oct. 29. PCU John F. Kennedy has been under construction at its Newport News location since 2015 and continues to makes preparations…

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US Navy Contract Announcements October 10, 2019

Brandes Associates Inc.,* Lone Tree, Colorado, is awarded a $78,227,293 cost-plus-fixed-fee indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. This contract provides developmental and engineering support to include development, integration and test of mission planning products such as Naval Mission Planning Systems, Navy Tactical Aircraft, Joint Mission Planning Systems – Marine, Expeditionary, and legacy variants, emerging technology mission management capabilities, defensive electronic warfare libraries and all…

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Future Carrier John F. Kennedy Establishes Crew

October 2, 2019 – Forty-three Sailors assigned to the future aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) attended a ribbon cutting in Newport News, Virginia, Oct. 1, establishing the ship’s crew and opening the building where they’ll work during the ship’s construction. “Today, we celebrate a truly historic event,” said Capt. Todd Marzano, commanding officer of the pre-commissioning unit (PCU).…

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USS George Washington Undocking at Newport News

September 30, 2019 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division has completed the dry dock portion of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington’s (CVN 73) refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH). Following the recent flooding of more than 100 million gallons of water into the dry dock, George Washington was successfully moved to an outfitting berth, where it will begin…

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Secretary of Defense Mark Esper Visits Newport News Shipbuilding

September 25, 2019 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that Secretary of Defense Mark Esper visited the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division and the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). This was Esper’s first visit to the shipyard since he was sworn in to lead the U.S. Department of Defense in July. Esper toured Ford to see the…

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US Navy Contract Announcements September 24, 2019

Blue Rock Structures Inc.,* Pollocksville, North Carolina (N40085-16-D-6300); Daniels and Daniels Construction Co. Inc.,* Goldsboro, North Carolina (N40085-16-D-6301); Joyce and Associates Construction Inc.,* Newport, North Carolina (N40085-16-D-6302); Military and Federal Construction Co. Inc.,* Jacksonville, North Carolina (N40085-16-D-6303); Quadrant Construction Inc.,* Jacksonville, North Carolina (N40085-16-D-6304); and TE Davis Construction Co.,* Jacksonville, North Carolina (N40085-16-D-6305), are being awarded a $67,000,000 firm-fixed-price modification…

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Huntington Ingalls Completes Initial Sea Trials of Virginia-Class Submarine Delaware

Aug 31, 2019 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division successfully completed the initial sea trials on the newest Virginia-class submarine, Delaware (SSN 791). The submarine, in the final stages of construction, spent three days at sea proving all of its systems, components and compartments. Delaware submerged for the first time and performed high-speed maneuvers on the surface and…

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BAE Systems to enhance maritime operations and flight safety systems aboard large deck U.S. Navy ships and new construction aircraft carriers

August 8, 2019 – The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a prime contractor position on a new indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to enhance maritime operations and flight safety systems aboard new construction aircraft carriers and large deck amphibious ships, to include refueling and complex overhaul ships. BAE Systems was one of three contractors awarded the opportunity to bid on future integration,…

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