Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Ralph Johnson

The Navy accepted delivery of future guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) from shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), Nov. 15. In early September, DDG 114 successfully demonstrated its ship’s systems and readiness during a series of at sea and in-port trials for the U.S. Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). Due to the success of the trials, INSURV recommended the ship be accepted for delivery to the U.S. Navy. “The namesake of this ship is a true American patriot who sacrificed his life for the safety of his…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Authenticates Keel of Guided Missile Destroyer Lenah H Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123)

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE:HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division authenticated the keel of the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123) today. The ship is named in honor of the first woman to receive the Navy Cross. “It is always exciting to celebrate the keel authentication of another Arleigh Burke-class destroyer,” Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias said during a shipyard ceremony this morning. “The keel authentication is an important milestone in a ship’s life, as we lay the foundation upon which this great ship will be built. Like…

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Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer Visits Ingalls Shipbuilding

Huntington Ingalls Industries hosted Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer at the company’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division today. Spencer received his first tour of Ingalls since he was sworn in as the 76th Secretary of the Navy in August. Spencer toured the shipyard facilities with HII President and CEO Mike Petters, Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias, Gov. Phil Bryant and Rep. Steven Palazzo, R-4th. “Mike Petters and his team have done an amazing job of really bringing the art form of shipbuilding to a science,” Spencer said. “If the U.S….

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Christens Destroyer Delbert D. Black (DDG 119)

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division celebrated the christening of the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) November 4th with approximately 1,200 guests in attendance. “This ship is a fitting tribute to the master chief who set the tone for all of us to follow as authentic, competent and courageous leaders,” said Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven Giordano, who served as keynote speaker. “This ship represents the enlisted force perhaps more than any other ship in the Navy.” The ship is named in…

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Navy to Christen Destroyer Delbert D Black

The Navy will christen the newest guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119), Saturday, Nov. 4, during a 10 a.m. CST ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Industries Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The future USS Delbert D. Black is the first ship to bear the name of a master chief petty officer of the Navy (MCPON) and is named for the first person to hold that office. Black began his 30-year Navy career in the spring of 1941. After completing recruit training, he reported to his first assignment, USS…

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US Navy Contract Announcements October 27, 2017

Raytheon Co., Keyport, Washington, is being awarded a $15,132,006 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N61331-17-D-0001) to exercise an option for maintenance and support for the AN/AQS-20 sonar mine detecting set to maintain and improve system sustainability. The AN/AQS-20 is a towed, mine hunting and identification system for Program Executive Office, Littoral Combat Ships. This option for continuing support includes, but not limited to repair; overhauls and other scheduled maintenance; hardware and software maintenance; tracking and resolution of obsolescence issues; technology improvements; reliability and maintainability improvements; development and incorporation…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Awarded Contract for USS Boise (SSN 764) Overhaul

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has received a $59.7 million contract from the U.S. Navy for planning and executing the overhaul of the submarine USS Boise (SSN 764). The contract includes options that, if exercised, would bring the total value of the contract to $385 million. The contract is for work to be completed by 2021 at Newport News and will include planning for the maintenance, repair, alterations, testing and routine work during the submarine’s scheduled FY18 engineered overhaul. “We are proud to do…

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Keel of USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28) Authenticated at Ingalls

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division authenticated the keel of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport ship Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28) October 13th. “The keel authentication is an important milestone in a ship’s life, as we lay the foundation upon which this great ship will be built,” said Steve Sloan, Ingalls’ LPD program manager. “LPD 28, like all ships in the class, is being built to the highest quality standards with outstanding cost and schedule performance. The LPD team is energized and motivated to make this ship the best yet. Fort…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Receives Multiple-Award Contract to Provide Training Services to the U.S. Navy

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Technical Solutions division was recently awarded a $25 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, multiple-award contract from the U.S. Navy to provide training services for tactical afloat shipboard, ashore and submarine command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems. The three-year contract includes two one-year option periods, which, if exercised, could bring the value of the contract to $43 million. Work will be performed on ships and land sites worldwide and, if all options are exercised, work will continue through September 2022. This is one of four multiple-award…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Christens Amphibious Assault Ship Tripoli (LHA 7)

Huntington Ingalls Industries Ingalls Shipbuilding division christened smphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA 7) September 16th with approximately 2,000 guests in attendance. Lynne Mabus, wife of former Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, is the ship’s sponsor and officially christened Tripoli after successfully breaking a bottle of sparkling wine across its bow. “I’d like to thank the shipbuilders, who, through what must be supernatural abilities, have built something that goes beyond anything nature could create,” Mabus said. “This ship was built by the hands of the women and men of Huntington…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Delivers Amphibious Transport Dock Portland (LPD 27) to U.S. Navy

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division delivered the amphibious transport dock Portland (LPD 27) to the U.S. Navy September 18th. “Today is a great day for this collective industry and customer team,” said Kari Wilkinson, Ingalls’ vice president, program management. “For many of the shipbuilders, Supervisor of Shipbuilding representatives and members of the Navy program office, this is the 11th ship they have built and delivered together. Their personal commitment to excellence has become the hallmark of the LPD program, and we are positioned to continue that tradition on future…

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Navy to Christen Amphibious Assault Ship Tripoli

The Navy will christen its newest America-class amphibious assault ship, the future USS Tripoli (LHA 7), during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony Saturday, September 16, in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Mr. Thomas Dee, performing the duties of the Under Secretary of the Navy, will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Lynne Mabus, the wife of the 75th Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Ray Mabus, will serve as the ship’s sponsor. The ceremony will be highlighted by Mrs. Mabus breaking a bottle of sparkling wine across the bow to formally christen the ship,…

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US Navy Launches Future USS Delbert D. Black

The U.S. Navy launched future guided-missile destroyer USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), Sept. 8. The process of launching a ship is a multi-day process that includes moving the ship from the land-level facility to the dry dock, which is then slowly flooded until the ship is afloat. With the ship in the water, final outfitting and production can commence.  “Production efforts on our Arleigh Burke-class destroyers remain strong,” said Capt. Casey Moton, DDG 51 class program manager, Program Executive Office (PEO) Ships. “With four…

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