Contract awarded to supply control system for assault ship
by MBJ Staff
Published: October 17,2012
PASCAGOULA — Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a $50.6-million contract by prime contractor Huntington Ingalls Industries to supply the Machinery Control System (MCS) for the U.S. Navy’s LHA-7 amphibious assault ship.
The MCS controls the major shipboard systems including the highly automated propulsion, electric plant and fuel fill systems. The equipment being supplied includes 56 data acquisition units, 27 workstations and 1,125 fire sensors located throughout the vessel.
The work will be performed chiefly in Charlottesville, Va., and the MCS will be installed on the LHA-7 at HII’s shipyard in Pascagoula before delivery to the Navy. Equipment deliveries are expected to begin in 2014 and continue into 2016, with installations to follow.
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