Fabrication Begins on Future USS Bougainville

October 16, 2018 – Future amphibious assault ship USS Bougainville (LHA 8) started fabrication at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) shipyard, Oct. 15. The start of fabrication signifies the shipyard is ready for sustained production after a successful production readiness review. LHA 8 is the second ship named in honor of the Bougainville Island campaign in World War II and is scheduled to be delivered in 2024. “Expeditionary warfare and power projection ashore is advancing at a historic pace – starting on this unique ship is a proud day for our…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Awarded $97 Million Advance Procurement Contract for an 11th National Security Cutter

October 1, 2018 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division received a $97 million fixed-price contract from the U.S. Coast Guard on Friday to purchase long-lead materials for an 11th National Security Cutter (NSC). “Every National Security Cutter built at Ingalls Shipbuilding is an immediate and important defender of America’s shores when it joins the fleet,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. “This long-lead material award is critical to the efficient production of these platforms and to the health of our 422 suppliers in 40 states. We look forward to…

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Navy Awards DDG 51 FY18-22 Multiyear Procurement Contracts

September 28, 2018 – Today, the Navy awarded two contracts for the DDG 51 fiscal years (FY) 2018 – 2022 multiyear procurement (MYP) for DDG 51 Arleigh Burke class destroyers. “These contract awards are further evidence of the Navy’s continued delivery of lethal capacity to the Nation with a sense of urgency while ensuring best value for the taxpayer,” said James F. Geurts, assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition. “The Navy saved $700 million for these 10 ships by using multiyear procurement contracts rather than a…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Awarded Six Destroyers in U.S. Navy Multi-Year Contract

September 28, 2018 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been awarded a $5.1 billion fixed-price incentive, multiyear procurement contract for construction of six Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) Flight III destroyers for the U.S. Navy. The contract includes options for engineering and post-delivery efforts, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the contract to approximately $5.25 billion. “Destroyers represent the backbone of the Navy’s fleet and play a significant role in the defense of our freedom,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. “Our shipbuilders construct every DDG…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Lays Keel of Behind Schedule National Security Cutter Stone (WMSL 758)

September 14, 2018 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division authenticated the keel of the National Security Cutter Stone (WMSL 758) today. It is the ninth Legend-class cutter built at Ingalls for the U.S. Coast Guard. Severely late, Stone was originally scheduled for launching this summer. “NSCs are essential to the Coast Guard and play a significant role in making America safer and stronger,” said Kari Wilkinson, Ingalls’ vice president, program management. “As Americans and as shipbuilders, this team understands that every day is an important day in completing and…

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Frank E. Petersen (DDG 121) Launched in Pascagoula

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division successfully launched the Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) guided missile destroyer Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121) July 13th. “This is the one of the most significant milestones in the life of any ship,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. “Our shipbuilders implement such an organized launch plan, and they have once again executed it in a quality manner. We are proud to have DDG 121 one step closer to completion and look forward to presenting this invaluable asset to the Navy fleet in the…

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DDG-51 Program Marks Start of Construction Milestones at BIW, HII

The Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) destroyers continue to achieve shipbuilding milestones with start of construction at both shipbuilders, Bath Iron Works (BIW), Bath, Maine, and Huntington Ingalls Industries, Pascagoula, Mississippi. On May 17, construction of the future USS Harvey C. Barnum Jr. (DDG 124) began at BIW. The ship’s namesake, Col. Harvey “Barney” Barnum, Jr. (Ret.), was on hand to officially mark the start of fabrication on the ship. In Pascagoula, Mississippi, construction of the future USS Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125) officially began May 7. DDG-125 will be…

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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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Huntington Ingalls Industries Awarded $94M Advance Procurement Contract For 10th National Security Cutter

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division received a $94 million fixed-price contract from the U.S. Coast Guard today to purchase long-lead materials for a 10th National Security Cutter (NSC). “National Security Cutters continue to be extremely important assets for the coastal defense of our homeland,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. “These ships are enabling the Coast Guard’s missions in not only defending our shores, but also in the detection and interdiction of drugs and other contraband. Our shipbuilders in Mississippi look forward to continuing this hot production line and…

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US Navy Contract Announcements March 8, 2018

Huntington Ingalls Inc. – Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Mississippi, is being awarded a $77,561,557 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification (N00024-17-C-4444) for the execution of USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) emergent repair and restoration. This effort shall provide for the additional collision repairs as well as maintenance and modernization of USS Fitzgerald. Work will be performed in Pascagoula, Mississippi, and is expected to be completed by January 2020. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Navy) funding in the amount of $31,630,520; and fiscal 2017 other procurement (Navy) in the amount of $7,150,259 will be obligated at…

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Huntington Ingalls Awarded $1.43B Contract for LPD 29

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division was awarded a $1.43 billion, fixed-price incentive contract for the detail design and construction of LPD 29, the 13th San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock. “This contract is further recognition of the confidence the Navy/Marine Corps team has in the great work our shipbuilders are doing in the LPD program,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. “This efficient work is proven through our hot production line keeping the work going in the shipyard and through our nationwide network of suppliers. We…

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Navy Releases RFP for FY 2018-2022 DDG 51 Multiyear Shipbuilding Procurement

The Navy will release the final Request for Proposal (RFP) for the DDG 51 Fiscal Years (FY) 2018 – 2022 Multiyear Procurement (MYP) for Flight III Arleigh Burke-class destroyers on Feb. 8.  This solicitation is a limited competition between the two current DDG 51 class shipbuilders, General Dynamics – Bath Iron Works (BIW) and Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII).   This procurement will continue production of the DDG 51 class shipbuilding program, which has delivered 65 ships to date.  The request for FY 2018-2022 MYP authority was included in the President’s FY…

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GE Ships LM2500 Marine Gas Turbine for United States Navy 75th DDG Destroyer

GE’s Marine Solutions has shipped a LM2500 marine gas turbine propulsion module that will help power the United States Navy’s 75th DDG Arleigh Burke­-class destroyer Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125), the company reported today at the Surface Navy Association’s 30th Annual Symposium. Shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division will construct this new destroyer with U.S. Navy Flight III upgrades incorporated. Each DDG destroyer features four GE LM2500 marine gas turbines in a COmbined Gas turbine And Gas turbine (COGAG) configuration. “Since 1991 – for just the U.S. Navy’s DDG…

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USS Fitzgerald departs Yokosuka for Mississippi

USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) departed anchorage in Yokosuka Harbor Dec. 9, aboard heavy lift vessel MV Transshelf bound for Pascagoula, Mississippi. Transshelf will transport Fitzgerald to Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipyard for repairs and upgrades. Fitzgerald, which returned to Fleet Activities Yokosuka June 17, completed a series of preparations for on load to MV Transshelf, including dewatering, defueling, layup maintenance, hull and superstructure repairs. Departure from Yokosuka was delayed a few days due to damage that occurred during the onload process, which involved lowering MV Transshelf in the water, towing…

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