The U.S. Navy awarded Litton Ingalls Shipbuilding a $41.7 million cost-plus-award-fee contract, under which Ingalls will continue to provide engineering and planning support services to the Navy's DDG 51 Class Aegis guided missile destroyer program
. The $41.7 million award is the first increment of a five-year Follow-Yard Services contract, which has a potential total value of over $211 million. The remaining elements of the contract will be awarded annually over the next four years. Litton Ingalls has been providing support services for the DDG 51 program for the past 12 years.