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Friday, August 21, 2015

Contract issued for maintenance, upgrade to Navy submarine

USS Columbus (SSN-762)Planning to support the maintenance and modernization of the U.S. Navy submarine USS Columbus is to be performed by Newport News Shipbuilding.

The work will be conducted under a contract worth $57.8 million but if all award options are exercised the value could be as much as $288 million, according to Huntington Ingalls Industries, parent company of Newport News Shipbuilding.

"Modernization and maintenance of our nation's submarines is vital to the readiness of our Navy partner," said Jim Hughes, Newport News Shipbuilding's vice president, submarines and fleet support. "We look forward to doing our part to provide these services with the highest quality, on budget and on schedule."

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