Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc.

11/15/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/15/2019 08:07

Press Kit: John F. Kennedy (CVN 79)

John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) will be christened at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at Newport News Shipbuilding

John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) is the second aircraft carrier in the Ford Class. It is also the second aircraft carrier built by Newport News Shipbuilding named for JFK. Like its forerunner CVN 78, Kennedy is a truly electric aircraft carrier, with many of the systems powered by steam on Nimitz-class carriers now powered by electricity. The ship is designed to save the Navy $4 billion in total ownership cost over the ship's 50-year lifespan, with fewer overall components, extended drydocking interval, improved ship-wide air conditioning, and more.

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