Ingalls To Continue Engineering, Planning Services To N a v y 's Aegis Destroyer Program

The U.S. Navy has awarded Litton's Ingalls Shipbuilding division a $12.2-million contract to continue engineering and planning support for the Navy's Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) class Aegis guided missile destroyer program. Ingalls currently has construction contracts for six of the ships.

The support contract is the second element of a five-year program, begun in December 1988, with a total value of about $66 million. Ingalls will perform the various technical, engineering and design tasks at its Pascagoula, Miss., production facility.

"This contract, coupled with the award in February to Ingalls for the construction of three additional Aegis destroyers, is further evidence of the Navy's confidence in our shipyard's ability to build Aegis destroyers, as well as provide the technical expertise necessary to support a construction program of this magnitude and importance," said Gerald J. St. Pe senior vice president of Litton and president of Ingalls. Litton is a technology-based company providing advanced electronic and defense systems, resource exploration services and industrial automation systems for U.S. and world markets.

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