Curtiss-Wright to Support Critical U.S. Naval Defense Platforms

May 25, 2021 – Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that it has been awarded contracts valued in excess of $130 million to provide propulsion valves, pumps and advanced instrumentation and control systems for the U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class nuclear powered attack submarine, Columbia-class submarine and Ford-class aircraft carrier programs. The awards were received from Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc. (BPMI) and General Dynamics…

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Norfolk Naval Shipyard Uses Innovative “HAMSTER” Tool on Virginia Class Submarine

April 13, 2021 – Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) recently teamed with Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD) to bring an advanced prototype to America’s Shipyard with the intent of testing the bond between a coating and hull of Virginia-Class (VACL) Submarines. The prototype, known as the Hammer Activated Measurement System for Testing and Evaluating Rubber, or HAMSTER for short,…

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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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Virginia-Class Submarine Montana (SSN 794) Christened during Virtual Ceremony at Newport News Shipbuilding

September 12, 2020 – In its first ceremony celebrating the U.S. Navy’s newest fast-attack submarine in front of a virtual audience, Huntington Ingalls Industries christened pre-commissioning unit Montana (SSN 794) today at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. Due to COVID-19 restrictions on the size of public gatherings, the christening ceremony was hosted virtually at Newport News’ Module Outfitting Facility.…

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USS Vermont Placed in Commission Without Ceremony

April 18, 2020 – The U.S. Navy commissioned USS Vermont (SSN 792), the 19th Virginia-class attack submarine, today, April 18, 2020. Although the traditional public commissioning ceremony was cancelled due to public health safety and restrictions of large public gatherings, the Navy commissioned USS Vermont administratively and transitioned the ship to normal operations. Meanwhile, the Navy is looking at a…

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USS Delaware Commissioned

April 4, 2020 – The Navy commissioned USS Delaware (SSN 791), the 18th Virginia-class attack submarine, April 4. Although the traditional public commissioning ceremony was canceled for public health safety and due to restrictions on large public gatherings, the Navy commissioned USS Delaware administratively and transitioned the ship to normal operations. Meanwhile, the Navy is looking at a future opportunity…

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