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Northrop wins another Coast Guard contract

PASCAGOULA — The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded Northrop Grumman a $89-million contract to buy material to start production on a fifth cutter.

The work is scheduled to be performed at the company’s Pascagoula shipyard, where two of the eight planned National Security Cutters have been commissioned.

The 418-foot-long Legend-class cutters are the flagships of the Coast Guard fleet.

The contract, announced Jan. 17, includes options that would increase the value to $94 million.

In November, the Coast Guard awarded a $480 million contract for a fourth cutter to be built at the Pascagoula shipyard.

The cutters Bertholf and Waesche have been delivered to the Coast Guard.

Northrop officials say a third cutter, the Stratton, is about 75 percent complete and scheduled for delivery by the end of the year.

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