Huntington Ingalls to repair USS FitzgeraldStaff Writer | December 18, 2017
Huntington Ingalls has been awarded a modified contract for emergent repair and restoration on the U.S. Navy's USS Fitzgerald, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer that crashed into a Philippine cargo ship in June.
Defense The Navy has obligated $31.5 million
The Pentagon said the contract will provide for "initial collision ripout phase of an availability which will include a combination of maintenance, modernization, and collision repair of USS Fitzgerald."
The Navy has obligated $31.5 million in fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance funds to Huntington Ingalls at time of award, and the full $63 million of the contract will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
In November, investigators with the Navy concluded that the Fitzgerald collision with the cargo ship, which claimed the lives of seven U.S. sailors, was "avoidable" and the result of multiple human errors. ■