The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded a $487 million, fixed-price, incentive-fee contract to the Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Huntington Ingalls Industries to build the sixth National Security Cutter (NSC) WMSL-755 Munro. Jim French, Ingalls’ NSC program manager, says, “The design/build plan is at a mature stage. We currently have two more ships under construction and expect to start NSC-6 in October.” NSCs, the flagships of the Coast Guard’s cutter fleet, were designed to replace ...

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