Montana SSN 794 Launched at Newport News

March 3, 2021 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that the Virginia-class submarine Montana (SSN 794) was 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 October, was submerged and moved by tugboats to the shipyard’s submarine pier,…

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Newport News Shipbuilding Hosts Groundbreaking for 19th Habitat for Humanity Build Project

March 1, 2021 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division today hosted the groundbreaking for a new home that will be built in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg. Adhering to COVID-19 protocols, a private gathering was held at the site of the 19th build project to be undertaken by Habitat and shipyard volunteers since the…

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Newport News Obtins John C Stennis RCOH Contract

February 19, 2021 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has been awarded a $2.9 billion contract for the refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). “We are pleased to be awarded the contract to execute this extensive construction and engineering project,” said Todd West, Newport…

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HII to Build First Two Columbia-Class Submarine Modules

November 23, 2020 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has been awarded a contract modification from General Dynamics Electric Boat in support of construction on the first two Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines The contract modification, valued at approximately $2.2 billion, provides continued design support efforts, as well as the construction and delivery of six…

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Newport News Prepares for Launch of Virginia-Class Submarine Montana (SSN 794)

October 15, 2020 – Huntington Ingalls Industries has transferred the recently christened Virginia-class submarine Montana (SSN 794) to the floating dry dock at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division in preparation for the ship’s launch. During a three-day process that began Saturday, Oct. 3, the 7,800-ton submarine was successfully raised off its keel blocks and transported out of a construction…

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HII Announces Leadership Changes at its Newport News Shipbuilding Division

March 23, 2020 – Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today changes to the leadership team at its Newport News Shipbuilding division, effective March 13. Julia Jones was promoted to vice president of manufacturing and facilities, where she is responsible for all manufacturing and facilities operations. She has served as the acting vice president since January. Jones has more than 22…

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Navy Crew Begins Training in Completed Spaces Aboard John F. Kennedy (CVN 79)

February 27, 2020 – Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) has reached an important milestone in the construction of the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) as the first of 2,700 compartments were turned over to the ship’s crew. The completed spaces allow sailors to begin training on the ship while final outfitting and testing progresses at the company’s Newport News…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Marks Milestone USS George Washington (CVN 73) Refueling and Complex Overhaul, Relights Hull Numbers

February 28, 2020 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division and the crew of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) relighted the ship’s hull lights during a brief ceremony Wednesday. With the flip of a switch, 244 lightbulbs on the port and starboard sides of the aircraft carrier’s island house sprang to life, illuminating the distinctive number…

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