Covid-19: Carrier Kennedy Remains on Schedule As US Navy Secretary Nominee Supports Carrier Force

Despite the impacts of Covid-19 on the contractor workforce – and the recent US Navy (USN) decision to change the delivery plan for the ship – aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) is still tracking for its initial final delivery schedule, according to Michael Petters, CEO of Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), whose Newport News Shipbuilding...

Despite the impacts of Covid-19 on the contractor workforce – and the recent US Navy (USN) decision to change the delivery plan for the ship – aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) is still tracking for its initial final delivery schedule, according to Michael Petters, CEO of Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), whose Newport News Shipbuilding unit is constructing the ship.

Aircraft carrier         <I&gtJohn F.Kennedy</I>         is on schedule for delivery in 2024. (Huntington Ingalls Industries)
Aircraft carrier <I>John F.Kennedy</I> is on schedule for delivery in 2024. (Huntington Ingalls Industries)

Petters’ assurances come as Kenneth Braithwaite, who has been nominated to be the next USN secretary, told US lawmakers he supports a carrier force that meets existing nationally mandated needs. The USN is now studying whether changes should be made to the current carrier fleet size.

Source: www.janes.com