The second carrier in the new Ford-class, John F. Kennedy will be built over the next eight years. Like its predecessor, it has been completely designed using a three-dimensional product model and is projected to save the Navy approximately $5.05 billion over its 50-year life.
CVN 79 is currently in a process of engineering and planning. Our engineers utilize a three-dimensional modeling tool to plan out every aspect of the ship. In December of. 2011, the Navy awarded NNS $114 million for CVN 79 engineering.
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Progress update: John F. Kennedy first cut of steel
On Feb 25, 2011, CVN 79 commemorated the first cut of steel.
Feb. 25, 2011
First cut of steel
50% Structural Completion
75% Structural Completion