SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 — Huntington Ingalls Inc., Newport News, Va., is being awarded a $296,126,089 modification to a previously awarded Navy contract (N00024-09-C-2116) for procurement of additional long-lead-time material and continuation of construction preparation efforts for the second Gerald R. Ford class aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79).
Huntington Ingalls Inc. will provide all services and material in preparation for construction of CVN 79 including necessary research studies; engineering; design; related development efforts; advanced planning; advanced procurement for detail design and procurement of long lead material; advance construction; life cycle support; logistics data and other data to support the anticipated fiscal year 2013 ship detail design and construction of CVN 79.
This award enables Newport News Shipbuilding to continue preparations for the construction of John F. Kennedy, including engineering and planning efforts along with additional advance material procurement and complex component manufacturing. Long-lead-time materials include advanced weapons elevators, pumps, propellers, steel plate, piping and fittings.
Work will be performed in Newport News, Va., and is expected to be completed by October 2015. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C. is the contracting activity.