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November 08, 2018

Huntington Ingalls Gets Contract Mod For Long-Lead Columbia Parts

By ExchangeMonitor

Huntington Ingalls Industries said Tuesday its Newport News Shipbuilding had secure a roughly $200 million subcontract modification to provide long-lead components, including commodities materials, and labor for the Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine.

Huntington Ingalls is a major subcontractor on General Dynamics Electric Boat’s roughly $5 billion Naval Sea Systems Command prime contract to develop and build 12 Columbia-class ballistic-missile submarines that will replace 18 existing Ohio-class submarines.

Like Ohio boats, Columbia-class subs will carry Trident II-D5 missiles tipped with W76 warheads provided by the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

Huntington Ingalls also works at a few major NNSA sites, including the Los Alamos National Laboratory, which designed the W76. Huntington Ingalls is a major industry subcontractor for lab operator Triad National Security, which took over management Nov. 1.