October 31, 2018 – Triumph Group, Inc. announced today that its Integrated Systems business has been selected by Huntington Ingalls Industries to supply remote valve actuation (RMVA) systems as part of the scheduled overhaul of the USS George Washington (CVN 73) nuclear powered aircraft carrier. Under terms of the agreement, Triumph’s Mechanical Solutions facility in Shelbyville, Indiana will produce 165 RMVAs for the carrier.
RMVA systems provide mechanical backup push/pull control, which allows for remote opening and closing of critical valves throughout the ship. Valued for their high level of reliability, even in harsh environments, the Triumph RMVAs have a low cost of ownership and unique adaptability, making the system ideal for rapid configurations and installations aboard ship.
“This win highlights our diversity of products and the versatility of the systems we manufacture,” said Tom Holzthum, executive vice president of Triumph Integrated Systems. “We are pleased to work with Huntington Ingalls to provide these critical systems for the USS George Washington.”
Triumph Integrated Systems has supplied RMVAs for both initial construction as well as provided replacement systems on overhauled carriers. The USS George Washington is one of ten Nimitz-class carriers in service in the U.S. Navy. Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division has specified the RMVA systems for use on many of the Nimitz and Gerald R. Ford-class nuclear-powered aircraft carriers.