DDG 121 Frank E Petersen JR Completes Acceptance Trials

The future USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121) completed Acceptance trials, Sept. 16, after spending two days at sea. During trials, the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey inspected the ship performing a series of demonstrations while pier side and underway. Many of the ship’s onboard systems, including navigation, damage control, mechanical and electrical systems, combat systems, communications, and…

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HII & Babcock MOU for ROK Aircraft Carrier Program

September 1, 2021 – Babcock International Group, the aerospace, defense and security company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd (HHI), affirming the strong relationship between the two companies as focus builds on the Republic of Korea’s CVX Aircraft Carrier Program opportunity. Babcock’s established in-country business in the Republic of Korea, Babcock Korea, brings…

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Future Frank E Petersen Jr Completes Builder’s Trials

The future USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121), the Navy’s 71st Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, completed Builder’s sea trials, August 26. The trials were conducted by the shipbuilder, Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division. Builder’s trials consist of a series of in-port and at-sea demonstrations that allow the shipbuilder to assess the ship’s systems and readiness for Acceptance Trials…

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First Steel Cut for Doris Miller (CVN 81) at Newport News

August 25, 2021 – Huntington Ingalls Industries hosted a ceremonial event today at its Newport News Shipbuilding division that marked the first construction milestone in the life of the aircraft carrier Doris Miller (CVN 81). During a small ceremony held inside of a manufacturing facility, Thomas Bledsoe, the great nephew of the ship’s namesake, gave the order to “cut that…

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HII Announces First International Order for REMUS 300 UUVs

June 21, 2021 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that the Royal New Zealand Navy has placed the first international order for four REMUS 300 unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs). “We are pleased New Zealand is upgrading their fleet with new REMUS 300 UUVs,” said Duane Fotheringham, president of the Unmanned Systems business group in HII’s Technical Solutions division. “Technology has…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Wins Planning Yard Contract Worth A Potential $724 Million

June 8, 2021 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been awarded a contract with a potential total value of $724 million for planning yard services in support of in-service amphibious ships. “Ingalls has a 40-year history of providing planning yard services to ships in active service,” Ingalls Shipbuilding President Kari Wilkinson said. “We consider…

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HII Debuts Proteus Unmanned Surface Test Vessel

May 20, 2021 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today the debut of the Proteus unmanned surface vessel (USV) for testing and development of autonomy capabilities. The 27-foot Proteus USV was outfitted with Sea Machines Robotics’ SM300 autonomy system and completed a successful demonstration on Friday, May 14 off the coast of Panama City, Florida. “We are thrilled to launch our…

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John C Stennis Arrives at Newport News for RCOH

May 6, 2021 – Aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) arrived at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division today to start its refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) after years of advance planning. “For the last three years, we have planned each step of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis’ (CVN 74) RCOH, including procuring long lead-time…

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Ingalls Christens Destroyer Lenah Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123)

April 25, 2021 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division christened guided missile destroyer Lenah Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123) Saturday evening. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a small, socially distanced event was held with limited in-person attendance. “The christening of Lenah Sutcliffe Higbee is a significant milestone that brings our 34th destroyer one step closer to…

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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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