NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Huntington Ingalls Industries said they've landed a big contract for Newport News Shipbuilding.

The shipbuilder said they've secured a five-year, $687 million contract with the U.S. Navy to continue working on USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78).

According to HII, that work is meant to "support ship repair and modernization during continuous incremental availabilities, planned incremental availabilities, full-ship shock trials and continuous maintenance and emergent maintenance during the ship's early service life period."

That work, which will be broken up into five ordering periods, should be completed by 2024.