Fabrication Begins on Amphibious Assault Ship Richard M McCool Jr

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) started fabrication of the 13th LPD 17 San Antonio class ship, LPD 29, July 30, 2018 at their shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The start of fabrication signifies that the first 100 tons of steel have been cut. “We are excited to commence fabrication on the 13th and final ship of the LPD 17 Flight I class,” said Capt. Brian Metcalf, LPD 17 class program manager for Program Executive OfficeShips. “We continue to benefit from the maturity of this program, and look forward to achieving future production…

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HII Awarded $165.5 Million Advance Procurement Contract for LPD 30

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a $165.5 million, cost-plus-fixed-fee advance procurement contract from the U.S. Navy to provide long-lead-time material and advance construction activities for LPD 30, the first Flight II LPD. “This is a significant milestone as we embark toward a new flight of LPDs,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. “The Flight II LPDs will be highly capable ships meeting the requirements and needs of our Navy-Marine Corps team. We look forward to delivering this series of affordable LPDs to our…

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US Navy Contract Announcements July 2, 2018

Performance Aircraft Services Inc., Grapevine, Texas, is awarded a $57,076,912 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the removal and replacement of sealant on fuel cells and aircraft surfaces, as well as on the internal surface of wing fuel tanks for up to 16 E-6B aircraft. In addition, this contract provides for the application of upgraded fuel cell sealant to achieve weight savings. Work will be performed in Waco, Texas (75 percent); and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (25 percent), and is expected to be completed in May 2023. No funds are being obligated at…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Launches National Security Cutter Midgett

Huntington Ingalls Industries Ingalls Shipbuilding division launched the National Security Cutter (NSC) Midgett (WMSL 757) on Wednesday. Midgett is the eighth NSC Ingalls has built for the U.S. Coast Guard. It will be christened during a ceremony on Dec. 9. “As the National Security Cutter program continues to mature, we are providing our Coast Guard customer the best ships in their fleet,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. “Our shipbuilders know and understand the importance of quality in building these highly capable cutters so the men and women of the…

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