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Press Kit: John F. Kennedy (CVN 79)

11/15/2019
Press Kit: John F. Kennedy (CVN 79)

John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) will be christened at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at Newport News Shipbuilding

 

John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) is the second aircraft carrier in the Ford Class. It is also the second aircraft carrier built by Newport News Shipbuilding named for JFK. Like its forerunner CVN 78, Kennedy is a truly electric aircraft carrier, with many of the systems powered by steam on Nimitz-class carriers now powered by electricity. The ship is designed to save the Navy $4 billion in total ownership cost over the ship's 50-year lifespan, with fewer overall components, extended drydocking interval, improved ship-wide air conditioning, and more.

 

Learn more about JFK at www.thefordclass.com.

 

 

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Mission Driven Innovative Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs more than 41,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.

Date: 
11/15/2019
Companies & Organizations: Newport News Shipbuilding
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Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.

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