US Navy selects HII for navy elevator support unit contract

9 January 2014 (Last Updated January 9th, 2014 18:30)

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has received a contract from the US Navy to provide maintenance, training and planning support for the aircraft carriers.

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has received a contract from the US Navy to provide maintenance, training and planning support for the aircraft carriers.

Under the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, HII's subsidiary AMSEC provides engineering services, maintenance and operator training services for the US Navy's aircraft carriers.

The indefinite-delivery / indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract has one-year base period and four one-year option periods and would bring the total value of the contract to about $135m if options are exercised.

HII AMSEC operations vice-president and president Harris Leonard said AMSEC will continue to respond to needs of customer and enhance services to meet the navy's requirements.

"We look forward to building on our record of superior service to the Naval Sea Systems Command and the naval fleet they support," Leonard said.

"We look forward to continuing our work with the navy in the vital areas of maintenance, training, alterations and installation."

AMSEC will also provide technical and repair services in support of maintenance and planning for the overhaul, modernisation and repair of shipboard elevators, cargo-handling equipment and associated systems aboard the aircraft carriers, as part of the contract.

HII's maintenance, modernisation and technical services operation director, Brad Mason, said: "The Elevator Support Unit (ESU) has been one of AMSEC's core contracts for years and we look forward to continuing our work with the navy in the vital areas of maintenance, training, alterations and installation."

Work under the contract will be carried out onboard US naval aircraft carriers in Virginia, San Diego, Washington, US, as well as in Japan and other fleet concentration areas to be determined.

The Norfolk Ship Support Activity (NSSA) will serve as the contracting activity while the work is scheduled to be completed by December 2018 if all options are exercised.

Defence Technology