U.S. Navy to announce two aircraft carrier design/construction deal with Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc., according to a person familiar with information provided to Congress about the deal.
- Block buy is for CVN-80 and CVN-81 and is projected to save $4b, according to earlier written statement from GOP Rep. Rob Wittman, top Republican dealing with naval matters on House Armed Services Cmte
- Carriers are built in his home state of Va.
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