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NGC Wins Deal to Continue Work on USS Gerald R. Ford

Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a $186.6 million cost plus fixed fee contract from the U.S. Navy to “continue the engineering and design effort for the nation’s newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78).”

The company’s Shipbuilding sector is the prime contractor. This planned contract modification funds additional design, planning and system integration activities and analysis to support CVN 78 construction.

“This planned contract modification is essential to continuing the ship design to support construction, ” said Mike Shawcross, vice president of aircraft carrier construction program. “Now that the design is in the three-dimensional product model our effort is focused on the production of instructions for the shops and ship assembly. We’re excited to continue progress on the engineering and construction of CVN 78.”

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