Huntington Ingalls Industries has been awarded a contract modification by the US Naval Sea Systems Command for long lead time materials for DDG 113.

The $25.3m contract is a modification to a previously awarded not-to-exceed contract.

The yet to be named DDG 113 belongs to the Arleigh Burke class of guided missile destroyers (DDGs) that are being built with the Aegis combat system and the SPY-1D multi-function phased array radar.

Work will be carried out at the company’s facilities in Ohio and Mississippi, US, and is expected to be completed by end June 2011.