Gerald R. Ford EMALS Support Deal Awarded

San Diego-based General Atomics was awarded a USD 29,6 million deal for the material and labor necessary to manufacture, assemble, inspect, integrate, test and checkout the on-board repair parts in support of the electromagnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS) and advanced arresting gear on the PCU Gerald R. Ford, CVN 78.

The majority of work will be performed in San Diego, California and in Tupelo, Mississippi, and is expected to be completed in February 2018.

Fiscal 2013, 2014, 2015 ship conversion (Navy); and fiscal 2015 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $29,620,480 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

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