HII Awarded $107 Million Advance Procurement Contract for LHA 9

April 19, 2021 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a fourth contract modification from the U.S. Navy for $107 million to provide long-lead-time material and advance procurement activities for amphibious assault ship LHA 9. This modification brings the total advance funding for LHA 9 to $457 million. “The amphibious warship production line is…

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USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) Deploys in Support of British Carrier Task Group 21

April 19, 2021 – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), departed Mayport, Apr. 19, for deployment to participate in HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) Strike Group. The inclusion of U.S. forces in the strike group will improve expeditionary capabilities and interoperability between NATO allies, demonstrating the United States’ commitment to the NATO alliance. “It is an honor…

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Patria to deliver Acoustic Minesweeping Systems to Royal Norwegian Navy

April 20, 2021 – Patria has been awarded a contract for the delivery of Patria Sonac ACS Acoustic Minesweeping Systems to the Royal Norwegian Navy by the Norwegian Defence Material Agency (NDMA). This contract is a very important milestone in Patria’s strategic efforts to become one of the leading companies providing underwater and maritime intelligence and surveillance solutions, especially in…

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BWXT Announces $2.2 Billion in Contracts for Naval Nuclear Reactor Components and Fuel

April 20, 2021 – BWX Technologies, Inc. announced today the award of U.S. Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program contracts totaling approximately $2.2 billion, including future-year options, for the manufacture of naval nuclear reactor components and fuel. “Today’s announcement marks a continuation of a more-than 65-year-old trusted relationship with the U.S. government to provide the reactors that power our nation’s nuclear navy,”…

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Admiralty Shipyards Begin Basin Trials of Project 636.3 Magadan

April 20, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Admiralty Shipyards (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) have begun mooring trials of a large diesel-electric submarine of Project 636.3 Magadan. The tests will last about two months and will end in early June. During this time, specialists from factory departments and contractors will check the ship’s navigation system, communications complex, general ship…

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HII Achieves Milestone in USS George Washington RCOH

April 16, 2021 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division reached a major milestone on the refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of USS George Washington (CVN 73). Following a ribbon-cutting ceremony today, sailors ate the first meal prepared in the galley in the nearly three years since it arrived at Newport News. The opening of the crew galley is…

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Peering through the clouds of Earth’s ‘Evil Twin’ surprises NRL sky watchers

April 15, 2021 – U.S. Naval Research Laboratory scientists were recently left scratching their heads over a familiar sight in the sky. Venus images are nothing new, but a solar probe surprised the researchers by seeing through the planet’s clouds. NRL’s Wide-field Imager for Parker Solar Probe (WISPR) took a stunning image of Earth’s celestial neighbor Venus last year that…

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