The US Navy has awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) subsidiary Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) to provide engineering services for its submarines.

Under the $118.9m contract, the company will provide its services for the Los Angeles-class, Seawolf-class, Virginia-class and Ohio-class submarines.

The contract also includes work on special mission submersible interfaces, submarine support facilities and related programmes.

Additionally, the contract option work includes engineering, design, configuration management, integrated logistic support, database management and modernisation support.

Work will begin immediately and will continue until September 2012.