United Defense Receives Theater Surface Award

United Defense Industries, Inc.

received the Theater Surface Combatants Award for Excellence, at its shipyard in Norfolk, Va. This award was presented to NORSHIPCO, a member of the United States Marine Repair (USMR) family of shipyards, during a ceremony at the yard in August. Rear Adm. William J. Cobb, Jr. presented the award to Tom Epley, NORSHIPCO's president and general manager.

NORSHIPCO received this honor for providing exceptional support to the Program Executive Office for Theater Surface Combatants throughout the planning, scheduling and execution of the Extended Docking Selected Restricted Availability for USS NORMANDY.

Additionally, NORSHIPCO met all milestones on or ahead of schedule and accomplished the entire work package seven days early.

The work package included system and component upgrades and regular maintenance, including hull girder modifications and installation of the allelectric ship alt.

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