WASHINGTON, March 21 Huntington Ingalls
Industries Inc has won a contract giving it $407 million
more to buy long lead materials and pay for other work needed to
keep construction of the next U.S. aircraft carrier on track,
the Pentagon said on Thursday.
The U.S. Navy modified its 2009 contract with Huntington
Ingalls for CVN 79, the carrier named USS John F Kennedy, to add
more money for materials that must be purchased well ahead of
time, and other construction preparation efforts, according to a
notice in the Pentagon's daily digest of big arms deals.
"This modification for additional long lead material and
advance construction activity may help preserve the construction
schedule," the Navy said.
The contract modification runs through October 2015.