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

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Aug. 22, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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 eighth Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. The ship was launched in September 1996 by Newport News and is homeported at Naval Station Norfolk.

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Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of engineering, manufacturing and management services to the nuclear energy, oil and gas markets. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs nearly 35,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:

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Source:Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.