Next Generation Aircraft Carrier Contract Awarded

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Story Number: NNS040524-01
Release Date: 5/24/2004 10:24:00 AM

Special release from the U.S. Department of Defense

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy and Northrop Grumman Newport News (NGNN) have successfully negotiated the construction preparation (CP) contract for CVN 21, the next generation aircraft carrier.

CVN 21 will be the centerpiece of tomorrow’s carrier strike groups and a contributor to the future expeditionary strike force as envisioned in “Sea Power 21.”

Advance procurement and advance construction of components and associated design efforts in support of the anticipated Fiscal 2007 ship procurement for CVN 21 are provided for under the contract.

The CVN 21 CP contract is a three-year, cost type contract for advanced procurement of material, design and engineering, and advance construction of CVN 21.

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Commentary: I wonder if the Navy is going to stick with the hull number CVN-21 or if they're going to restore the proper sequence. If they do, the correct number would be CVN-78.
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