US Navy’s Fleet of Aircraft Carriers to be Supported by Huntington Ingalls

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  • 04:40 AM, September 27, 2019
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US Navy’s Fleet of Aircraft Carriers to be Supported by Huntington Ingalls
Nimitz aircraft carrier (image: Wikipedia)

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ is awarded a $30.8 million contract to provide engineering, technical, design agent, and hull planning yard  support for the US Navy’s operational aircraft carrier fleet.

According to the Pentagon’s statement released Thursday, this contract will provide for engineering and technical support of operational Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) class aircraft carriers and propulsion plant related efforts for Nimitz (CVN 68) class aircraft carriers.

The scope of this effort includes technical and engineering support for nuclear powered aircraft carriers and aircraft carrier support facilities; design, development, conversion, testing, studies, operational support for operational nuclear-powered aircraft carriers; modernization and procurement of material, equipment, spares, repair parts, and test equipment for operational nuclear powered aircraft carriers; design agent, planning yard support and equipment obsolescence support of operational nuclear powered aircraft carriers; and engineering/logistics studies in support of modernization efforts, repairs, ship alterations, ship change documents, and command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance upgrades.

This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $130 million.

Work is expected to be completed by September 2023.

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