Huntington Ingalls Industries Awarded Contract Modification For First Columbia-Class Ballistic Missile Submarine

November 6, 2018 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has been awarded a $197 million modification to a previously awarded contract from General Dynamics Electric Boat to provide long-lead-time material and advance construction activities for the first Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine. The advance procurement funds will be used to purchase major components and commodity material and to begin advance construction on Columbia (SSBN 826). Newport News is a major subcontractor for the construction of the new class of ballistic-missile submarines, which are being designed…

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Triumph Wins Huntington Ingalls Industries Contract for U.S. Navy Carrier Overhaul

October 31, 2018 – Triumph Group, Inc. announced today that its Integrated Systems business has been selected by Huntington Ingalls Industries to supply remote valve actuation (RMVA) systems as part of the scheduled overhaul of the USS George Washington (CVN 73) nuclear powered aircraft carrier. Under terms of the agreement, Triumph’s Mechanical Solutions facility in Shelbyville, Indiana will produce 165 RMVAs for the carrier. RMVA systems provide mechanical backup push/pull control, which allows for remote opening and closing of critical valves throughout the ship. Valued for their high level of…

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NTS Adds EMI/EMC Testing at Naval Shock Testing Facility

October 30, 2018 – National Technical Systems, Inc. (“NTS”), the leader in qualification testing, inspection, and certification solutions in North America, is pleased to announce the addition of electromagnetic interference (EMI) and interoperability testing to its Rustburg, Virginia naval research and test facility. “We’re proud to be known as the premier independent lab in the United States capable of providing all Navy equipment testing – shock and vibration to EMI and EMC.” – Steve Thompson, NTS Rustburg General Manager Located close to Newport News, VA and Washington, D.C., the NTS Rustburg laboratory…

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Newport News Shipbuilding Division Christens Virginia-Class Submarine Delaware (SSN 791)

October 20, 2018 – Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) christened the Virginia-class submarine Delaware (SSN 791) this morning at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. Jill Biden, the former Second Lady of the United States and the ship’s sponsor, smashed a bottle of sparkling wine against the hull, celebrating the latest milestone of the newest U.S. Navy vessel prior to its launch. “I know it is a tremendous privilege to be selected as a pre-commission crew member, and the sailors standing with us today are the very best the Navy has…

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US Navy Contract Announcements October 12, 2018

Complete Parachute Solutions, Deland, Florida, is awarded a $9,270,000 modification under previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (M00264-18-C-0007) for the Multi-Mission Parachute Course. The Multi-Mission Parachute Course provides training and technical support for all Military Free-Fall training to ensure compliance with all Federal Aviation Administration Regulations and Marine Corps Orders to safely meet the Marine Corps Training Input requirements. This contract includes four one-year option periods which, if exercised, could bring the cumulative value of this contract to $42,763,854. Work will be performed in Coolidge, Arizona, and is expected to be completed…

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Submarine Supplier Days: February 26 – 27, 2019

The Submarine Industrial Base Council’s Annual Supplier Days event will be held on February 26 and 27, 2019 in Washington, D.C. at the Capitol Hilton.  Registration will open after Thanksgiving and will fill quickly, so sign up early! Supplier Days will begin on Tuesday, February 26 with an afternoon of briefings on U.S. Navy submarine programs followed by a networking reception and dinner.  On Wednesday, February 27, the SIBC will host a Congressional Breakfast on Capitol Hill.  After the breakfast, SIBC members will meet with their Senators and Representatives throughout…

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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’ Use of Digital Technology Drives Latest Construction Milestone For Aircraft Carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79)

September 28, 2018 – An improved build strategy, which includes the use of digital technologies to improve efficiencies, has allowed Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division to reach another milestone in the construction of the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). The company on Friday lowered the final piece of the ship’s underwater hull into place. The joining of the 726-ton lower bow, which includes the distinctive bulbous feature, completes the section of the ship below the waterline and extends the nuclear-powered warship an additional 122 feet. At…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Lands New Radar Tower During USS George Washington Refueling and Complex Overhaul

September 21, 2018 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division has completed approximately 25 percent of the refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) work aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) following the recent landing of its modernized radar tower. USS George Washington is the sixth Nimitz-class ship to undergo this major life-cycle milestone and the first to have its new radar tower installed as one complete structure instead of two individual units. “This is a significant engineering, planning and construction improvement,” said Chris Miner, Newport News’…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Appoints Xavier Beale As New Vice President of Trades At Newport News Shipbuilding

August 31, 2018 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today the promotion of Xavier Beale to vice president of trades at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. He will succeed Ray Bagley, a master shipbuilder who retired in July after more than 43 years of service. In this role, Beale, who most recently served as director of human resources operations, will be responsible for production trades, trades management, trades administration and The Apprentice School. He will report directly to Matt Needy, Newport News’ vice president of operations. “Xavier brings knowledge and…

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HII Reaches 50% Completion in Construction of Future John F. Kennedy (CVN 79)

August 31, 2018 – Newport News Shipbuilding division reached the midpoint in the construction of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier (CVN 79) following the installation of one of the largest units on the ship. Weighing approximately 905 metric tons, the unit is one of the heaviest of the planned steel structures, known as superlifts, that will be joined together to make up the second ship in the Gerald R. Ford class. The superlift of the aft section of the ship between the hangar bay and flight deck is 80 feet long,…

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US Navy Contract Announcements August 29, 2018

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is awarded a five-year performance-based logistics contract (N00383-18-D-PH01) in the amount of $59,717,916 for support of the CH-53 and V-22 Forward Looking Infrared System. The first delivery order for the first year of the contract will be issued concurrently with the award of the basic contract in the amount of $15,971,160. Work will be performed by the contractor in McKinney, Texas (50 percent); El Segundo, California (45 percent); and Jacksonville, Florida (5 percent). Fiscal 2018 Navy working capital funds in the amount of $15,971,160 will be…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces Leadership Changes to Submarine Construction Programs

August 22, 2018 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today leadership changes to the submarine construction programs at its Newport News Shipbuilding division. Jason Ward has been promoted to vice president of Columbia-class submarine construction. Dave Bolcar (pictured above), who served as vice president of all submarine construction, encompassing both the Virginia- and Columbia-class submarine programs, has assumed the role of vice president of Virginia-class submarine construction. “These changes reflect the significant growth and opportunities our submarine programs bring to the business,” said Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin. “The Virginia-class…

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HII Awarded Advance Planning Contract for USS John C Stennis (CVN 74) RCOH

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) was awarded an advance planning contract for the refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The contract, which is initially funded for one year and has a base value of $187.5 million, includes engineering, design, material procurement and fabrication, documentation, resource forecasting, and pre-overhaul inspections. Future modifications could extend the period of performance to 30 months and increase the contract value if additional options are exercised. Planning is scheduled to begin this month. “The planning stage is…

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