Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces Bryan Caccavale As New Vice President of Strategic Sourcing At Newport News Shipbuilding

July 3, 2018 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that Bryan Caccavale has been promoted to vice president of strategic sourcing for the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. He assumed his new role this week and reports to the shipyard’s president, Jennifer Boykin. Caccavale joined Newport News in 2002 and has held leadership positions in contracts and pricing and business management. He also served as director of business management for aircraft carrier construction, overhaul and inactivation, where he supported the CVN 80 and 81 multi-ship procurement strategy. He began serving…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Prepares for 25-Month Overhaul of USS Boise (SSN 764)

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division has begun scheduled overhaul work on the nuclear-powered submarine USS Boise (SSN 764). The Los Angeles-class submarine arrived at Newport News on Monday and will undergo planned maintenance and repair activities pierside before it will be moved to a dry dock in January 2019. The extended engineering overhaul, which includes system upgrades, will take 25 months and is expected to be completed in 2021. “Submarine fleet support work represents a significant increase in our workload and provides a critical balance for public and…

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US Navy Contract Announcements June 8, 2018

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is awarded $862,249,233 for modification P00021 to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm target contract (N00019-17-C-0003) for the procurement of 15 F/A-18E and 3 F/A-18F Lot 42 full rate production aircraft for the Navy.  Work will be performed in El Segundo, California (41 percent); St. Louis, Missouri (22 percent); Fort Wayne, Texas (2 percent); Mesa, Arizona (1 percent); Torrance, California (1 percent); Ontario, Canada (1 percent); Greenlawn, New York (1 percent); Independence, Ohio (1 percent); Irvine, California (1 percent); Bloomington, Minnesota (1 percent); and various locations…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Authenticates Keel of Submarine Montana (SSN 794)

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division today authenticated the keel of the 21st Virginia-class submarine, Montana (SSN 794). “This is an important day for us,” said Dave Bolcar, Newport News’ vice president of submarine construction. “Not only are we celebrating a milestone in the construction of Montana, we also are recognizing the hard work of the 4,000 shipbuilders who are supporting the construction of the newest Virginia-class attack submarine.” In keeping with a U.S. Navy tradition, former Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, the ship’s sponsor, chalked her initials…

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HII Partners with 3D Systems to Accelerate Adoption of 3-D Printing in Naval Shipbuilding

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced May 10th that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has partnered with 3D Systems to develop additive manufacturing technologies expected to accelerate the adoption of metal 3-D printing in the naval shipbuilding industry. The joint effort is expected to support future qualification and certification programs necessary to implement this advanced manufacturing technology for the U.S. Navy and further revolutionize how shipbuilders build the next generation of warships. It is also part of a significant technological transformation underway at Newport News called integrated Digital Shipbuilding (iDS). “This…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Begins Fabrication of Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125)

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE:HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division officially started fabrication of the Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) destroyer Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125) today. The start of fabrication signifies the first 100 tons of steel have been cut. “The start of fabrication on a new destroyer is always exciting,” Ingalls’ DDG 51 program manager George Nungesser said. “DDG 125 is no exception. Our shipbuilders have delivered 30 of these ships to the U.S. Navy and back-to-back building has allowed them to gain experience and talent that is unmatched in our industry.…

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Aircraft Carrier John F. Kennedy Reaches 75 Percent Structural Completion

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced April 30th that the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) is 75 percent structurally complete following the recent installation of the forward area of the ship’s main deck. Kennedy, the second ship in the Gerald R. Ford class of carriers, has been taking shape at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division since the ship’s keel was laid in August 2015. The ship is being built using modular construction, a process where smaller sections of the ship are welded together to form a structural unit,…

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US Navy Contract Announcements April 20, 2018

URS Group Inc., Morrisville, North Carolina, is awarded $14,557,557 for firm-fixed-price task order N6945018F0077 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N62470-13-D-6022) for expansion of the Expeditionary Legal Complex at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  The work to be performed provides for design and construction of new structures at the Expeditionary Legal Complex supporting the Office of Military Commissions.  Work includes general purpose administration/legal buildings including Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities provided for each of six capital defense teams ensuring each defense team is separated from one another along with…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Awarded Contract for DDG 51-Class Follow Yard Services

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE:HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division received a $27 million cost-plus-award fee contract from the U.S. Navy today for follow yard services in the Navy’s USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) program. The contract, which provides liaison and technical support, engineering, design and configuration management, systems engineering, turn-key management and crew indoctrination, includes four option years with a total potential contract value of $181.4 million if all options are exercised. “This contract highlights our shipyard’s versatility in handling all aspects of shipbuilding for the Navy,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian…

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US Navy Contract Announcements April 13, 2018

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS), Inc., Newport News, Virginia, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $64,960,000 modification to a previously awarded undefinitized action under contract (N00024-16-C-2116) for the purchase of additional long lead time material in support of Enterprise (CVN 80). Work is expected to be completed by August 2022. Fiscal 2018 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $64,960,000 will be obligated at the time of award and not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard,…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces Plan To Reactivate East Bank Facilities At Ingalls Shipbuilding

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division plans to reactivate its shipbuilding facilities on the east bank of the Pascagoula River. The site of the original Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp., founded in 1938, was decimated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The reactivation will restore the facility’s ability to support Ingalls’ current ship construction and modernization programs as well as help the company better prepare for future work, including next-generation amphibious assault ships and surface combatants. “We are excited to be bringing the east bank back to life,” Ingalls…

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Huntington Ingalls Completes Inactivation of First Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced April 10th that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has completed the inactivation of the aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVAN/CVN 65). As part of the complex process that began in 2013, more than 1,000 shipbuilders defueled Enterprise’s eight nuclear reactors, inactivated its propulsion systems and prepared its hull for final tow. Newport News Shipbuilding completed the inactivation base work in December 2017, and the government contracting office review and certification of the paperwork has just been completed. The ship will remain at Newport News to complete post-inactivation work…

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Retired President of Newport News Shipbuilding Honored With Navy League’s Nimitz Award

Matt Mulherin, former executive vice president of Huntington Ingalls Industries and president of Newport News Shipbuilding, was recognized by the United States Navy League April 9th as a 2018 recipient of its annual Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Award. This award honors an industry leader who has demonstrated the leadership, statesmanship and dedication to the nation that were exhibited by the award’s namesake. Mulherin, who retired from the company in July 2017 after a distinguished 36-year career, was honored at the Navy League’s annual Sea-Air-Space banquet, held on Monday at…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Celebrates First Meal Aboard Submarine Indiana

Huntington Ingalls Industries celebrated the first meal prepared in the galley of the newest Virginia-class submarine, Indiana (SSN 789) Aprpil 3rd. The 142-member crew welcomed the ship’s sponsor, Diane Donald, the wife of Adm. Kirkland Donald (U.S. Navy, Ret.), former director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion, and a member of HII’s Board of Directors. Mrs. Donald and the crew dined on French onion soup and shrimp cocktail. The main course consisted of New York strip steak, butterflied lobster with bacon-wrapped scallops, baked potatoes and broccoli. “It was a privilege to join the…

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Navy Seeks Savings, Releases Two-Carrier RFP

The Navy released a CVN 80/81 two-ship buy Request for Proposal (RFP) to Huntington Ingalls Industries – Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS) March 19 to further define the cost savings achievable with a two-ship buy. With lethality and affordability a top priority, the Navy has been working with HII-NNS over the last several months to estimate the total savings associated with procuring CVN 80 and CVN 81 as a two-ship buy. “In keeping with the National Defense Strategy, the Navy developed an acquisition strategy to combine the CVN 80 and CVN…

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