US Navy awards DDG 51-class follow yard contract

USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114).

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a US$27 million cost-plus-award fee contract from the US Navy today for follow yard services in the USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) program.

The contract, which provides liaison and technical support, engineering, design and configuration management, systems engineering, turn-key management and crew indoctrination, includes four option years with a total potential contract value of $181.4 million if all options are exercised.

Ingalls has delivered 30 Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) destroyers to the US Navy.

Destroyers under construction at Ingalls include Paul Ignatius (DDG 117), Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) Frank E. Petersen Jr (DDG 121) and Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123).

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers are capable of simultaneously fighting air, surface and sub-surface battles.

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