Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has submitted its two-ship bid to build the CVN 80 and CVN 81 Ford-class aircraft carriers at its Newport News Shipbuilding yard in Virginia and is now preparing to gear up its workforce for that work.
“We submitted our proposal this week to the navy,” HII CEO Michael Petters said on 3 May. “The discussion that we’ll have over the next few months is exactly how we plan to execute that, and how the contract take shape.”
The company would like to see the shipbuilding 'centres' – the amount of time for building a ship based on contracts – reduced, Petters said.
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