November 16, 2005
CVN 21 award for Newport News
Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Newport News, Va., is being awarded a $558,661,410 cost-type modification to exercise an option under previously awarded contract (N00024-04-C-2118) for continuation of CVN 21 design effort; long lead time material procurement and non-nuclear advance construction; system development, engineering services, and feasibility studies for the future aircraft carrier program. Work will be performed at Newport News, Va. (92 percent) and Groton, Conn. (8 percent), and is expected to be completed by December 2006. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity.