USN’s second Ford-class carrier ‘tracking well’ on cost targets, says HII
Grace Jean, Washington, DC – IHS Jane’s Navy International
- John F Kennedy (CVN 79) is 15% complete and tracking to cost targets
- The carrier is expected to be delivered in FY 2023
Shipbuilders are progressing as planned on the US Navy’s (USN’s) second Ford-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, under construction at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division, officials told IHS Jane’s .
John F Kennedy (CVN 79) is 15% complete in HII’s drydock in Newport News, Virginia, the United States, Mike Shawcross, the vice-president in charge of CVN 79 construction, told IHS Jane’s .
“We are tracking well in the early stages of this programme as we leverage lessons learned from [lead carrier Gerald R Ford ] CVN 78,” said Shawcross.Back to Top