facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

More Navy funding for carrier-build preparations

May 7, 2013 at 1:35 PM   |   Comments

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., May 7 (UPI) -- Newport News Shipbuilding has received an additional $60.8 million in U.S. Navy funding for preparations to build a new aircraft carrier.

The money will be used to purchase long-lead materials and equipment -- such as pumps, controllers and air conditioning systems -- for the John F. Kennedy, for which a construction phase contract is expected this year.

"This additional funding helps us keep our momentum in meeting our efficiency objectives," said Mike Shawcross, NNS vice president, CVN 79 construction. "We have been working with our suppliers to come up with more affordable ways to procure material for the Kennedy, and this contract modification is an example of implementing some of these initiatives."

The future John F. Kennedy is an enhanced Ford class carrier and will feature flight deck changes, improved weapons handling systems and a redesigned island.

It will also have improved electrical power generation capacity.

Newport News Shipbuilding is a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Apple sells 10 million new iPhones during the first weekend Apple sells 10 million new iPhones during the first weekend
2
Gazprom: Hungary ready for South Stream Gazprom: Hungary ready for South Stream
3
Starbucks testing a latte that tastes like beer Starbucks testing a latte that tastes like beer
4
Iraq relying on oil wealth from Basra Iraq relying on oil wealth from Basra
5
Arctic oil bound for Europe, Gazprom Neft says Arctic oil bound for Europe, Gazprom Neft says
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback