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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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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First Flight III, Jack H Lucas, Launched

June 7, 2021 – The first DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer to be built in the Flight III configuration, the future Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125), was successfully launched at Huntington Ingalls Industries, Ingalls Shipbuilding division, June 4. The DDG 51 Flight III upgrade is centered on the AN/SPY-6(V)1 Air and Missile Defense Radar and incorporates upgrades to…

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Ingalls Begins Construction of WMSL 760 Freidman

May 11, 2021 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division announced today the start of fabrication of Legend-class national security cutter Friedman (NSC 11). The start of fabrication signifies the first 100 tons of steel have been cut. “Our workforce has invested more than a decade of effort, creativity and resolve to make the Legend-class national security cutter production line…

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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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Ingalls Awarded LPD 17 Program Life-Cycle Engineering Contract

February 26, 2021 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for life-cycle engineering and support services on the U.S. Navy’s San Antonio (LPD 17) class of amphibious transport docks. This follow-on contract consists of a base contract valued at $36.9 million with a cumulative value of $213.9 million if all…

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