Inside the Navy - 06/29/2015

'Very large step down'

Newport News Sees 18 Percent Fewer Man Hours On Second Ford Carrier

June 26, 2015 |
NEWPORT NEWS, VA -- Newport News Shipbuilding will see cost reduction on the order of 18 percent fewer man hours overall from the first Ford-class aircraft carrier to the second, according to a company representative. Ken Mahler, Newport News vice president of Navy programs, touted the shipyard's cost savings on the John F. Kennedy (CVN-79) during a June 15 interview with Inside the Navy . This reduction was facilitated by the investments the shipyard is making in carrier construction, as...

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