Huntington Ingalls Industries Lands New Radar Tower During USS George Washington Refueling and Complex Overhaul

September 21, 2018 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division has completed approximately 25 percent of the refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) work aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) following the recent landing of its modernized radar tower. USS George Washington is the sixth Nimitz-class ship to undergo this major life-cycle milestone and the first to have its new radar tower installed as one complete structure instead of two individual units. “This is a significant engineering, planning and construction improvement,” said Chris Miner, Newport News’…

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HII Awarded Advance Planning Contract for USS John C Stennis (CVN 74) RCOH

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) was awarded an advance planning contract for the refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The contract, which is initially funded for one year and has a base value of $187.5 million, includes engineering, design, material procurement and fabrication, documentation, resource forecasting, and pre-overhaul inspections. Future modifications could extend the period of performance to 30 months and increase the contract value if additional options are exercised. Planning is scheduled to begin this month. “The planning stage is…

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Crash and Salvage Crane Returns to Lincoln

January 23, 2017 – The crew aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) took a major step forward in its transition from Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) to redelivery to the fleet by welcoming the return of its aircraft crash and salvage crane on the flight deck, Jan. 19. The evolution was a joint effort between Lincoln’s air department and aircraft intermediate maintenance department. “[The cranes] presence on the flight deck symbolizes the transition from a yard ship to a war ship,” said Abraham Lincoln’s Maintenance Officer,…

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