Inside the Navy - April 16, 2018

NNS estimates two-ship carrier buy will save the Navy $1.6 billion

April 13, 2018 |
Lee Hudson
Newport News Shipbuilding estimates a two-ship carrier buy would save the Navy roughly $1.6 billion, according to the company's president. Jennifer Boykin told reporters April 10 during the Navy League's annual Sea-Air-Space symposium the cost savings estimate "falls into a few buckets." The first is the time between building CVN-80 and CVN-81 is shorter and having that information allows the company to forecast its labor requirement, she said. Another bucket is labor efficiency because the shipbuilder will do all of...

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