Northrop Grumman Corporation won a contract from the U.S. Navy for planning work on the nuclear-powered submarine USS Minneapolis-St. Paul (SSN 708).
Northrop Grumman's Newport News sector is the prime contractor
for the work, which will include scheduling, engineering and design work, material procurement, shop pre-fabrication, ship checks and
personnel training to support the maintenance availability. The contract is valued at $5 million.
The submarine is scheduled to arrive at the Newport News shipyard
in October for a five-and-a-half-month dry-dock maintenance period. The USS Minneapolis-St. Paul was in the shipyard in 2003 for similar maintenance.
"We are committed to providing cost-effective, high-quality repairs and maintenance to the Navy's fleet," said Irwin F. Edenzon
, vice president of technology development
and fleet support at Northrop
Grumman Newport News. "This will be the third dry-docking availability of a Los Angeles-class submarine at Newport News since 2003. We've got a great fleet-support team in place and we hope to continue providing this type of service for our Navy customer