National Forge Wins Navy Contracts Totaling More Than $28 Million

The Materials and Components Group of National Forge Co., Irvine, Pa., has won contracts totaling more than $28 million from the U.S.


The contracts, which specify vital military marine propulsion system components, include propeller shafts for new Aegis cruisers and spares for additional cruisers. Customers are Bath Iron Works, Litton Industries and the Navy for its DD963 Class destroyers.

Under the contracts, National Forge will also build line shafts for two nuclear-powered aircraft carriers from Newport News and one (LHD-1) Wasp class amphibious assault carrier from Ingalls Shipbuilding division.

National Forge will construct propulsion shaft systems for Trident and 688 Class nuclear-powered submarines from General Dynamics- Electric Boat and Newport News.

Two other government contracts won by the Irvine, Pa.-based company include building steam supply system components for U.S. Navy reactors from McDermott/Babcock and Wilcox, and making air cushion shafts for LCAC landing craft from Textron Marine and Gulfport Marine.

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