The US Navy (USN) released a two-carrier Request for Proposal (RFP) to shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries – Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS) on 19 March to determine how much money the USN could save through such a deal.
The ships covered in the RFP are carrier Enterprise (CVN 80) and its yet-to-be-named successor (CVN 81), the third and fourth Ford-class ships. Both are already included in the fiscal year 2019 (FY 2019) budget request and accompanying Future Year’s Defense Program (FYDP), James Geurts, assistant secretary of the navy for research, development, and acquisition, told reporters during a briefing on the RFP.
Want to read more? For analysis on this article and access to all our insight content, please enquire about our subscription options at ihs.com/contact