Ingalls Shipbuilding awarded $76M contract for eighth national security cutter materials

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PASCAGOULA, Mississippi — Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula has received a $76.5 million contract from the U.S. Coast Guard to purchase long-lead materials for Midgett (WMSL 757), the company's eighth national security cutter.

The contract was announced Monday.

The Mississippi Press ( ) reports Ingalls will use the money to buy major items for Midgett, including steel, the main propulsion systems, generators, electrical switchboards and castings.

Ingalls has delivered the first three of the eight planned cutters to the Coast Guard.

The Legend-class ships are replacing the 378-foot Hamilton-class cutters of the 1960s. They can be used for a multitude of tasks.

Information from: The Mississippi Press,

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