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$72.7M for Post-Shakedown Work on USN’s New CVN-77 Carrier

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CVN-77: sea trials(click to view full) Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding in Newport News, VA is being awarded a $72.7 million contract modification to cover the USS George H. W. Bush’s (CVN 77) Post Shakedown Availability/Selected Restricted Availability. That’s a normal maintenance phase that aims to resolve any items that came up during a ship’s trials and delivery, and make any last-minute changes and upgrades following its acceptance into the fleet. Work will be performed in Newport News, VA and is expected to be complete by January 2010. Contract funds in the amount of $1.9 million will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair in Newport News, VA will manage this contract (N62793-03-G-0001). See also NGC release. The USS George Herbert Walker Bush is named after the 41st President of the United States, who earned the Distinguished Flying Cross as a naval aviator during World War 2. In some ways, it’s a transitional ship between the CVN-68 Nimitz class aircraft carriers, and the new “CVN-21” Gerald R. Ford class. CVN-77: men at work(click to view full) The George H.W. Bush aimed at a 15% reduction in Operation and Support Costs, and is intended […]

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