Future USS Lyndon B. Johnson Heading to Ingalls for Completion

On Wednesday, January 12, the final ship in the Zumwalt class, Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002), sailed away from General Dynamics Bath Iron Works. Last November, the Navy formally accepted completion of production and test activity from BIW for DDG 1002. The Navy’s acceptance of Hull, Mechanical and Electrical (HM&E) completion followed extensive tests, trials and demonstrations of the ship’s…

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Future USS Jack H. Lucas Marks Progress with Aegis Light Off

The U.S. Navy, in concert with Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division, Lockheed Martin, and Raytheon Missiles & Defense recently achieved Aegis Light Off (ALO) on the future USS Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125), the Navy’s first Flight III Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer. This milestone marks the beginning of the ship’s combat systems test program that will culminate…

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Ingalls Launches LPD 29 Richard M. McCool Jr

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division announced today the successful launch of amphibious transport dock Richard M. McCool Jr. (LPD 29). Richard M. McCool Jr., the 13th LPD in the San Antonio class of amphibious assault force ships, will support U.S. amphibious assault, special operations and expeditionary warfare missions through the first half of the 21st century. “The LPD class…

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HII Begins Fabrication of Destroyer George M. Neal

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division officially started fabrication of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer George M. Neal (DDG 131) on Thursday, Dec. 2. “Start of fabrication is our first opportunity to formally celebrate and reflect on our contributions as shipbuilders,” Ingalls Shipbuilding President Kari Wilkinson said. “We are very proud of what we do here for the country and endeavor…

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HII Delivers Destroyer Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121)

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division delivered the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121) to the U.S. Navy during a signing ceremony held on Tuesday, Nov. 30. This milestone officially transfers custody from HII to the U.S. Navy. “I am again very proud of our DDG team today,” said Kari Wilkinson, Ingalls Shipbuilding president. “Not…

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Future USS Fort Lauderdale Completes Builder’s Trials

The future USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28), the Navy’s 12th San Antonio class-amphibious transport dock ship, conducted builder sea trials, October 26th. Fort Lauderdale will be homeported in Norfolk. Builder’s trials consist of a series of in-port and at-sea demonstrations that allow the Navy and the shipbuilder, Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding Division to assess the ship’s systems and…

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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, Aug. 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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USS Tripoli Completes Final Contract Trials

USS Tripoli (LHA 7), the U.S. Navy’s second America-class amphibious assault ship completed final contract trials (FCT), Aug. 26. FCT are a component of a ship’s post-delivery test period and mark the final in-depth review of the ship, the crew, and its systems. Trials were conducted by the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey over a four day period and…

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Integration of SPY-6 on USS Jack H Lucas

June 9, 2021 – The U.S. Navy’s new high-tech destroyer has made its first triumphant splash – and it has a powerful new radar on board. Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a Raytheon Technologies business, is working with shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries in Pascagoula, Mississippi, to integrate four SPY-6 radar arrays onto the USS Jack H. Lucas (DDG-125). The ship is…

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