Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has received a $2.8 billion contract to execute the refueling and complex overhaul of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).
The aircraft carrier arrived at Newport News under a planning contract. USS George Washington is the sixth Nimitz-class carrier to undergo this major life-cycle milestone. More than 4,000 employees will support the execution effort.
Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. 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.