Using a special congressional provision granted last September, the U.S. Navy awarded an estimated $40 million contract modification Feb. 27 to Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) for additional advance planning efforts to prepare for the Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH) of the CVN-72 USS Abraham Lincoln carrier and its reactor plants. Funds being used for this extension are from an Above Threshold Reprogramming (ATR) approved by Congress, a Navy official says. The contract ...


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