FMD lands contract to supply parts for US Navy’s Ford-class aircraft carriers

Fairbanks Morse Defense (FMD) has been contracted by Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) to provide essential parts for US Navy’s Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers.

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As informed, the company will provide parts for four vessels  (CVN 78 – CVN 81) through its division Hunt Valve. The contract, valued at approximately $2 million, covers parts that will be delivered during the second and third quarters of 2022. 

Hunt Valve, acquired by FMD in 2021, manufactures valves and electromechanical actuators for naval defense applications.

Over the last 18 months, the defense contractor has been acquiring a number of companies, including Hunt Valve, and currently offers a large array of marine technologies, OEM parts and turnkey services for the entire vessel “to ensure US Navy and US Coast Guard fleets are always mission ready”.

“Every ship and every shipyard play a crucial role in advancing American interests and countering our rivals at sea. Fairbanks Morse Defense and our sub-brands are deeply committed to supporting our country’s critical naval operations with American-made OEM parts throughout the ship,” said FMD CEO George Whittier.

“In light of the post-pandemic supply chain challenges and uncertainty about the war in Ukraine, NNS is being extremely prudent by stocking the parts necessary.”

To remind, US Navy’s lead Ford-class ship USS Gerald R. Ford has been declared operational and it is currently gearing up for its first deployment.

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