Huntington Ingalls Completes Initial Sea Trials of Virginia-Class Submarine Delaware

Aug 31, 2019 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division successfully completed the initial sea trials on the newest Virginia-class submarine, Delaware (SSN 791). The submarine, in the final stages of construction, spent three days at sea proving all of its systems, components and compartments. Delaware submerged for the first time and performed high-speed maneuvers on the surface and underwater. “Delaware performed well during sea trials, which is a testament to the skill and craftsmanship of the incredible team of shipbuilders who are working to uphold our high standards…

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BAE Systems to enhance maritime operations and flight safety systems aboard large deck U.S. Navy ships and new construction aircraft carriers

August 8, 2019 – The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a prime contractor position on a new indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to enhance maritime operations and flight safety systems aboard new construction aircraft carriers and large deck amphibious ships, to include refueling and complex overhaul ships. BAE Systems was one of three contractors awarded the opportunity to bid on future integration, engineering, assembly, testing, and installation focused task orders awarded throughout an eight-year ordering period. The work will be performed to enhance a variety of distributed systems that provide network capabilities,…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Continues Planning for USS John C. Stennis RCOH

August 1, 2019 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has received a $290 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to continue planning for the refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The contract funds the second and third years of planning, long-lead-time material procurement, shop fabrication, shipboard inspections, and facilities readiness for the RCOH. As part of the planning contract, Newport News also will perform some shipboard work, which will take place in Norfolk. The…

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US Navy Contracts for July 31, 2019

Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc., Newport News, Virginia, is awarded a $290,577,495 cost-plus-fixed fee modification to add Year Two to previously-awarded contract N00024-18-C-2106 to prepare and make ready for the refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). This modification will provide for fiscal 2019-2020 advance planning efforts, including material forecasting; long-lead-time material procurement; purchase order development; technical document and drawing development; scheduling; resource forecasting and planning; development of cost estimates for work to be accomplished; data acquisition; pre-overhaul tests and inspections, and other technical studies as…

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Final Superlift Marks Structural Completion of CVN 79

July 19, 2019 – The Navy’s next aircraft carrier met another major milestone , as shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls’ Newport News Shipbuilding division successfully installed PCU John F. Kennedy’s (CVN 79) final major steel structural section, known as a superlift, July 9. CVN 79’s final superlift, comprising the upper bow section and the forward portion of the flight deck, weighed 780 tons and took 18 months to construct. “Getting this superlift in place completes the major ship erection activities on the JFK and allows the shipbuilder to focus on the final…

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US Navy Contract Announcements July 15, 2019

Manson/Connolly Seal Beach JV, Seattle, Washington, is being awarded an $88,147,000 firm-fixed-price contract for P-224 Causeway Boat Channel and Turning Basin and P-226 Ammunition Pier at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach. The contract also contains five unexercised options and one planned modification, which if exercised would increase the cumulative contract value to $154,771,611. The work to be performed provides a public boat channel, naval ship channel and naval ship turning basin; ship mooring dolphins, excavation of above water moles, salvage and reuse of armor/riprap, paving, striping, signage, fencing, hauling and…

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Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding Celebrates 100 Years

July 2, 2019 – The Apprentice School at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE:HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division celebrated its 100-year anniversary on Monday. The company held a ceremony to mark the day–July 1, 1919–when the school was established. During the event, a historical highway marker was unveiled, and tools, textbooks, commemorative coins and other items were placed in a time capsule. The alumni room also was dedicated in honor of Danny Hunley, an Apprentice School graduate and retired vice president who was instrumental in getting the new school building built in…

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John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) Reaches Key Milestone

May 29, 2019 – John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) reached a key milestone on May 29, 2019, when the island house was lowered onto the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier at the Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS) division. Weighing in at 588 tons, the 56-foot long, 33-foot wide island will sit atop the flight deck and serve as the command center for flight deck operations aboard the second aircraft carrier in the Gerald R. Ford class. It will house the navigation bridge, primary flight control, radar and other systems. The…

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Island Placed on Aircraft Carrier John F Kennedy (CVN 79)

May 29, 2019 – Digital technology marked the exact location where Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) landed the island onto the flight deck of the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) during a ceremony today at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. The event coincided with the birthday of the ship’s namesake, former President John F. Kennedy. “Landing the island is a key milestone in preparing the ship for launch in the fall,” said Jennifer Boykin, president of Newport News Shipbuilding. “Reaching this milestone on schedule demonstrates the significant lessons…

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First Steel Cut for Columbia Class Program

May 23, 2019 – Huntington Ingalls Industries hosted a ceremonial first-cut-of-steel event today at its Newport News Shipbuilding division to mark the start of advance construction for the Columbia-class submarine program. With the press of a button, a plasma-burning machine cut the first steel plate that will be used to build Columbia (SSBN 826), the lead ballistic missile submarine. As Newport News continues its digital transformation, the event also marked the first class of submarines that will be built using fully digital blueprints. “Today is a historic day,” said Jason…

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C-ARTS brings high-tech training to the waterfront for USS Gerald R. Ford

March 25, 2019 – The Navy’s aircraft carriers program office is using a new, high-tech approach to train Sailors on USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN 78) advanced, first-of-class systems — right on the waterfront. The Carrier-Advanced Reconfigurable Training System (C-ARTS), in operation since December 2018, is currently housed pierside in a customized mobile training facility. C-ARTS can be quickly reconfigured to deliver the desired training, blending traditional classroom training, virtual reality, augmented reality and “mixed reality” training, followed by hands-on training on board the ship. “The Ford class is built…

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US Navy Contract Announcements January 31, 2019

Huntington Ingalls Industries – Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Virginia, is awarded the detail design and construction (DD&C) efforts for nuclear-powered aircraft carriers Enterprise (CVN 80) and unnamed CVN 81 under the following contract actions: (1) A $14,917,738,145 fixed-price-incentive-firm target modification to previously awarded contract N00024-16-C-2116 for DD&C efforts for the future USS Enterprise (CVN 80) and unnamed CVN 81. The current contract for advance procurement funded efforts has been in place since 2016. (2) A $263,096,868 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract N00024-16-C-2116 for associated research and development efforts.…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Awarded $15.2 Billion Block Contract for Two Ford-Class

January 31, 2019 – For the first time in more than three decades, Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division was awarded a multi-ship contract from the U.S. Navy to build two aircraft carriers. The company announced today that it received a contract modification valued at $15.2 billion for the detail design and construction of the Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers Enterprise (CVN 80) and CVN 81, which has not yet been named. This historic contract award is a significant step toward the company’s designing and building the next-generation of…

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HII Newport News Shipbuilding Delivers First Transformational Aircraft Carrier 3-D Metal Part

January 29, 2019 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division has achieved a milestone in the integration of additive manufacturing into the design and fabrication of components for nuclear-powered warships. The company has delivered the first 3-D-printed metal part to the U.S. Navy for installation on an aircraft carrier. The milestone was recognized during a brief ceremony today at Naval Station Norfolk. The part was presented to Rear Adm. Lorin Selby, Naval Sea Systems Command’s chief engineer and deputy commander for ship design, integration, and naval engineering. The part—a…

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US Navy Contract Announcements December 27, 2018

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $712,482,210 for cost-plus-incentive fee, firm-fixed-price delivery order N0001919F2474 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0020) for the development of advanced hardware in support of the F-35 Lightning II Technology Refresh 3 (TR3) System. Efforts include the design of the TR3 System through full flightworthy certification, production readiness review, and fleet release to support low-rate initial production Lot 15 aircraft. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in March 2023. Fiscal…

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