As Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) and the U.S. Navy finish and test the aircraft carrier CVN-78 Gerald R. Ford at the HII Newport News Shipbuilding yard in Virginia, they continue to negotiate the proper funding and building profile for CVN-79. "The 78 is a lead ship," HII Michael Petters says. "We are moving in to the test program for all of the new technology that we put on to the ship. The ship has come together very well. From a construction standpoint, it’s the ...


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