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Friday, February 06, 2015

Newport News yard gets $224M for carrier overhaul

USS George Washington (CVN-73)The Navy has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries a $224 million modification to a previously awarded contract for advanced planning for the midlife overhaul of the carrier George Washington.

The funds will allow for continued planning for the overhaul - known as a "refueling and complex overhaul" or "RCOH" - as well as the procurement of "long-lead materials" such as pumps, breakers, valves and steel for the fabrication of structural units.

It's good news for the company's Newport News Shipbuilding division, where the work will be done. Last year, the Navy was unsure it could afford it.

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