The Pentagon announced Thursday multiple contracts worth over $15.2 billion total awarded to Huntington Ingalls Industries for two aircraft carriers construction.
The Department of defense said a “$14,917,738,145 fixed-price-incentive-firm target modification to previously awarded contract N00024-16-C-2116 for DD&C efforts for the future USS Enterprise (CVN 80) and unnamed CVN 81. The current contract for advance procurement funded efforts has been in place since 2016”.
USS Enterprise (CVN-80) forms the third "supercarrier" of the new Gerald Ford-class of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers for the United States Navy. CVN 81, not yet named, will be the fourth ship of the class and will be the numerical replacement for USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70).
The DOD has also awarded a $263 million worth contract for associated research and development efforts, in addition to “a $31,097,671 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification for additional level-of-effort in support of maintenance of the CVN 78 class specification, design efforts, feasibility and tradeoff studies, and scoping and estimating”, the release said.
Work will be performed in multiple US locations and is expected to be completed by February 2032. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.
Fiscal 2018 and 2019 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding; and fiscal 2019 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funding in the amount of $889,830,279 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year, it added.
Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding has secured a contract to build the third and fourth Ford-class aircraft carriers for a deal potentially worth US$26 Billion. The block-buying process, in the case of the two aircraft carriers, is expected to save the Navy $4 billion
Huntington Ingalls won $229 million modification contract for the purchase of additional long lead time material in support of USS Enterprise (CVN 80) aircraft carrier. The purpose of this action is to definitize efforts previously announced as an undefinitized contract action and increase the scope of the contract for additional long lead time material, the US department of defense said in a statement Thursday
Huntington Ingalls Industries has launched the recently christened Virginia-class submarine Delaware (SSN 791) into the water for the first time at the companys Newport News Shipbuilding division. During a three-day process that began last Wednesday, the 7,800-ton submarine was moved out of a construction facility and into a floating dry dock using a transfer car system, the company said in a statement Monday
Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding has been awarded a $197 million contract modification from General Dynamics Electric Boat to provide long-lead-time material and advance construction activities for the first Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine. The advance procurement funds will be used to purchase major components and commodity material and to begin advance construction on Columbia (SSBN 826)
Huntington Ingalls Industries has won $5.1 billion multiyear contract for construction of six DDG 51 class ships, two in fiscal 2018 and one each in fiscal 2019 through 2022
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