The U.S. Navy awarded a series of contract actions amounting to $14.9 billion To Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding Jan. 31, finalizing a two-ship aircraft carrier buy for CVN 80 and CVN 81, which the service says will save the taxpayers $4 billion compared to purchasing the platforms separately. The funding profile for the two-ship carrier buy will not be revealed until the fiscal 2020 budget rollout, Navy acquisition executive Hondo Geurts told reporters Jan. ...

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