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US Navy awards $15 billion contract for two more carriers

1st February 2019 - 15:00 GMT | by Marc Selinger in Washington, DC

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The US Navy has given a $15 billion contract to Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division to build the third and fourth Ford-class aircraft carriers, the Pentagon announced on 31 January.

Combining the two ships, CVN-80 and 81, into a single contract for detail design and construction is ...

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