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Tax-payer costs for weaponry – US Navy awards $15.2bn to build two nuclear-powered aircraft carriers

US Navy awards $15.2bn to build two nuclear-powered aircraft carriers Naval Technology, 4 Feb 19,  The US Navy has awarded a $15.2bn contract modification to Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division to build two nuclear-powered aircraft carriers.

The multi-ship contract comes after the US Navy expressed its intention to pursue a block-purchase of two Ford-class aircraft carriers in a bid to save money.

According to the Navy, the deal is expected to deliver savings of more than $4bn to the government.

Under the contract, HII will provide the detail design and construct the Gerald R Ford-class nuclear-powered aircraft carriers Enterprise (CVN 80) and CVN 81.

Newport News Shipbuilding president Jennifer Boykin said: “Today’s announcement is a triumphant step toward returning to a 12-ship aircraft carrier fleet and building the 355-ship Navy our nation needs.

“Most importantly for us, it provides stability into the year 2032 for our workforce and for our supplier businesses across the US.”………

February 4, 2019 - Posted by | USA, weapons and war

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