HII Launches Virginia-Class Submarine New Jersey (SSN 796)

HII announced April 28th that Virginia-class submarine New Jersey (SSN 796) was recently launched into the James River at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. The 7,800-ton submarine, which had been in a floating dry dock since being transferred from a construction facility in March, was submerged and moved by tugboats to the shipyard’s submarine pier for final outfitting, testing…

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Future USS Montana Delivered to Navy

The Submarine Force’s newest attack submarine, the future USS Montana (SSN 794), delivered to the U.S. Navy on Mar. 12th. PCU Montana is the 21st Virginia Class submarine co-produced by General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB) and Huntington Ingalls Industries – Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS) through a long-standing teaming agreement. Montana is the tenth Virginia Class delivered by HII-NNS and the…

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Union Ratifies 60-Month Contract at Newport News

Members of United Steelworkers Local 8888 today decisively ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with Huntington Ingalls Industries covering nearly 10,000 shipbuilders at Newport News Shipbuilding. The union’s Tellers Committee announced the results of the mail ballot count early this morning: YES — 3,678 NO — 533 Local 8888 President Charles Spivey, a strong champion of the new contract, praised…

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Future USS Oregon Delivered to U.S. Navy

The Submarine Force’s newest attack submarine, the future USS Oregon (SSN 793), delivered to the U.S. Navy on Feb. 26. PCU Oregon is the twentieth Virginia Class submarine that are co-produced at General Dynamics Electric Boat and Huntington Ingalls Industries – Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS) through a long-standing teaming agreement. Oregon is the eleventh Virginia Class delivered by GDEB and…

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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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USS Gerald R Ford Begins Refit at Newport News

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) departed Naval Station Norfolk to make the transit to Newport News Shipyard in support of her Planned Incremental Availability (PIA), a six-month period of modernization, maintenance, and repairs, August 20, 2021. Ford’s PIA was scheduled to serve as the final maintenance phase for the ship prior to her inaugural deployment next year. “Team Wolverine…

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HII Awarded $273 Million U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier and Surface Ship Maintenance Contract

August 10, 2021 – Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Technical Solutions division announced today that it has been awarded a five-year contract with a total value of $273 million to support the U.S. Navy’s carrier engineering maintenance assist team, surface engineering maintenance assist team for west coast surface ships, and other maintenance and material readiness programs. “Continuous modernization and sustainment of…

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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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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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10th Block V Virginia Class Ordered

March 29, 2021 – Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) announced today that the shipbuilding team, which includes its Newport News Shipbuilding division, has been awarded a contract modification in support of construction of the 10th Virginia-class Block V submarine. In December 2019, Newport News and teaming partner General Dynamics Electric Boat received a $22 billion contract to build nine Virginia-class…

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