Ingalls Shipbuilding is located in Pascagoula, Mississippi on 800 acres of the most important real estate in America.
With 11,500 employees, Ingalls is the largest manufacturing employer in Mississippi and a major contributor to the economic growth of both Mississippi and Alabama.
Now the company has received a $150.8 million contract modification to continue planning yard services for the United States Navy‘s Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruisers and Spruance-class destroyers, both of which are advanced weaponry.
It's said that with this new contest Ingalls Shipbuilding business will provide a modernization program planning; ship change planning development and installation; program management; type commander support; mobile assist teams; rotatable equipment pools; and ship configuration and logistics support, the Defense Department said on Tuesday.
The new modification has a base value of $73 million and work will occur in Pascagoula, Mississippi, through September of 2018, which ensures that jobs and growth is brought to the region since it employees so many workers from neighboring states as well.
The Naval Sea Systems Command will grant a starting $21.2 million at the time of award from the service branch’s fiscal 2017 other procurement funds along with fiscal 2017 operations and maintenance funds.
With a longstanding record, Ingalls has a 79-year legacy which has continuously proven they have the talent, experience, and facilities to simultaneously build more classes of ships than any other shipyard in America.
Not to mention Ingalls Shipyard is also the exclusive builder-of-record for 35 Aegis DDG 51 class guided missile destroyers, LHA 6 class large deck amphibious ships,National Security Cutters for the U.S. Coast Guard and the sole builder of the Navy’s fleet of San Antonio (LPD 17) class amphibious assault ships.
The mantra of Ingalls Shipbuilding is that they have what it takes to build the capital ships that keep America and our allies safe.
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