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Huntington Ingalls Industries Awarded $52 Million Modernization Contract for USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75)

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USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75)
USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Aug. 22, 2016) — Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has received a $52 million contract from the U.S. Navy for nuclear propulsion and complex modernization work on the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) as part of its planned incremental availability.

The contract covers planning, material procurement, prefabrication, manpower, support services, design integration, engineering and management support, and technical data. Work will be performed at Norfolk Naval Shipyard and is expected to be completed by September 2017.

“We are proud to do the maintenance and modernization work that is vital to the Navy’s ability to carry out its mission,” said Chris Miner, Newport News’ vice president, in-service aircraft carrier programs. “Our shipbuilders look forward to completing this important work in support of re-delivering a first-rate ship that is ready to continue projecting our Navy’s strength at sea.”

USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), named after the 33rd president of the United States, is the eighthNimitz-class aircraft carrier. The ship was launched in September 1996 by Newport News and is homeported at Naval Station Norfolk.

Archive for August 2016

U.S. Navy accepts delivery of fourth Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship

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Lockheed Martin LCS-7

MARINETTE, Wis., Aug. 15, 2016  — The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-led industry team delivered the nation’s seventh Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the future USS Detroit, to the U.S. Navy on Aug. 12.

The future USS Detroit is the fourth Freedom-variant LCS delivered to the U.S. Navy by Lockheed Martin and is scheduled to be commissioned in Detroit on Oct. 22.

“Team Freedom is proud to deliver another capable LCS to the Navy,” said Joe North, vice president of Littoral Ships and Systems. “Once commissioned, the USS Detroit will represent the interests of the United States where and when needed, with a level of force that will deter and defeat threats.”

The Lockheed Martin-led industry team is currently in full-rate production of the Freedom-variant, with six ships under construction at Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) and three more in long-lead material procurement. The ship’s modular design and plug-and-play architecture enables the U.S. Navy to achieve increased capacity and capability at a fraction of the cost of other platforms.

“We are proud to deliver another proven warship that allows our Navy to carry out its missions around the world,” said Jan Allman, FMM president and CEO. “We look forward to working with the U.S. Navy to continue building these highly capable ships for the fleet.”

LCS 7 will be the sixth U.S. Navy ship named USS Detroit. Previous ships to bear the name included a Sacramento-class fast combat support ship, an Omaha-class light cruiser, a Montgomery-class cruiser and two 19th century sloops of war.

The Lockheed Martin-led LCS team is comprised of shipbuilder Fincantieri Marinette Marine, naval architect Gibbs & Cox, and more than 500 suppliers in 37 states. The Freedom-variant’s steel monohull is based on a proven, survivable design recognized for its stability and reliability. With 40 percent reconfigurable shipboard space, the hull is ideally suited to accommodate additional lethality and survivability upgrades associated with the Freedom-variant Frigate.