Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division last week marked a milestone in the $3 billion refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of the nuclear aircraft carrier USS John C.
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MAY 17, 2018 — Huntington Ingalls Inc., Newport News, VA, has been awarded a $91,000,000 contract for the accomplishment of repair, alteration, maintenance, and/or modernization requirements on Navy nuclear aircraft carriers at
JULY 19, 2017 —Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding is being awarded a $148,728,722 modification to a previously awarded contract for the purchase of additional long-lead-time materials in support of aircraft carrier
JUNE 2, 2017 — Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) reports that its Newport News Shipbuilding division delivered the first-of-class nuclear aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) to the U.S. Navy on Wednesday.
JULY 11, 2016 — Huntington Ingalls Inc., Newport News, VA, is being awarded a $7,498,137 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-2112) to continue work related to the inactivation of aircraft carrier
The Navy and shipbuilder, Newport News Shipbuilding had scheduled a delivery date of March 31, 2016 for the ship. That will now likely slip to mid- or late-May.
In its statement yesterday, the Navy said “the sea trial schedule will be delayed about six to eight weeks. The exact impact on ship delivery will be determined based on the results of sea trials.The Navy called the delay a “prudent step” providing “the most affordable path to delivery. All the work and any associated schedule delays are being managed within budget and below the $12,887 million cost cap.”
The Navy did not say what particular part of the test program has gotten behind schedule.
It did note that significant progress to date has been made on CVN 78, including:
- EMALS testing was successfully completed on the bow catapults and proceeding on schedule to complete in November on the waist catapults
- The crew moved aboard as scheduled in August and is living and feeding aboard. Compartment turnover to the crew remains on track.
- Dual Band Radar (DBR) testing has commenced including initial energization of Multifunction Radar/ Volume Search Radar (MFR/VSR) array faces
- The propulsion plants have completed their non-critical steaming program and are preparing for their critical test program
CVN 78 is 93% complete.
JULY 30, 2015 — Huntington Ingalls Inc., Newport News, Virginia, is being awarded a $20,580,879 delivery order under indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract N4523A-15-D-5016-0001 for ship repair support on the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Nimitz
FEBRUARY 4, 2015 — Huntington Ingalls Inc., Newport News, VA, is being awarded a $224,384,309 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-14-C-2111) for the material and first year of advance planning of the