Construction Begins at Ingalls on Future USCGC Calhoun

November 12, 2019 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division officially started fabrication of the U.S. Coast Guard’s newest Legend-class national security cutter (NSC) Calhoun (WMSL 759) today. The start of fabrication signifies that the first 100 tons of steel have been cut. “Each new ship in this class has been an exciting opportunity to build on our legacy,” said Jay Boyd, Ingalls’ NSC program manager. “This is the 10th cutter in the class and a steady production line has allowed our shipbuilders to continually improve on how we build…

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Keel Authenticated for First Flight III Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer

November 7, 2019 – In an historic milestone for the DDG 51 program, the keel of the first Flight III destroyer, the future USS Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125), was ceremoniously laid and authenticated at Huntington Ingalls Shipyard, Nov. 7. Ruby Lucas and Catherine B. Reynolds, ship sponsors, authenticated the keel by etching their initials into the keel plate. Although the official start of fabrication began in May 2018, authenticating the ship’s keel symbolically recognizes the joining of modular components and represents the ceremonial beginning of the ship. “This destroyer…

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Ninth National Security Cutter Launched

October 9, 2019 – Huntington Ingalls Industries launched the Coast Guard’s ninth national security cutter (NSC), Stone, on Oct. 4, 2019. The cutter is scheduled for delivery in fiscal year 2021. Its namesake, Elmer Fowler Stone, was a Coast Guard innovator and aviator who in May 1919 became the first person to pilot an aircraft across the Atlantic. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Randy Shaw.

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces Leadership Changes At Shipyards

August 14, 2019 – Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today leadership changes at its Ingalls Shipbuilding and Newport News Shipbuilding divisions. Premo Sabbatini has been promoted to vice president of central planning and process excellence at Ingalls Shipbuilding. He succeeds Rick Spaulding, who has accepted a position as vice president of business process standardization at Newport News Shipbuilding. Sabbatini will transition from Ingalls’ amphibious assault ship (LHA) program, where he is the program manager, later this year. In his new role, Sabbatini will be responsible for all planning, scheduling and…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Successfully Completes Builder’s Trials for Amphibious Assault Ship Tripoli (LHA 7)

July 22, 2019 – Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today the successful completion of builder’s trials on the amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA 7). The second ship in the America class spent four days at sea in the Gulf of Mexico, testing the ship’s main propulsion, combat and other systems before returning to HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division. “Congratulations to the Navy and Ingalls team for a solid LHA 7 builder’s trials,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. “We have an excellent leadership team, and they will now be focusing on…

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Fitzgerald Unveils Commemorative Flag

June 20, 2019 – On June 17, USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) unveiled a commemorative flag honoring the Sailors who died in a collision in the Sea of Japan two years ago. Designed by current crewmembers, the flag memorializes their seven fallen shipmates. The flag is blue with “DON’T GIVE UP THE SHIP” emblazoned above the names of the seven sailors. The motto is a common Navy phrase, but all Fitzgerald Sailors embodied that spirit on June 17, 2017 when they fought significant flooding and structural damage following the collision. The…

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2019 HII Shipbuilder Academy Signing Day

May 9, 2019 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division hosted a signing day ceremony on Tuesday for the 2019 graduates of its Shipbuilder Academy program. Twenty-six high school seniors were offered full-time positions at Ingalls after successfully completing the specialized career technical education (CTE) program. “For more than 80 years, Ingalls has provided the families of our communities the opportunity to learn relevant job skills and build successful careers,” said George S. Jones, Ingalls’ vice president of operations. “Signing day is a continuation of that legacy. Today’s event is…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Wins LCS Planning Yard Contract

May 1, 2019 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been awarded a cost-plus-award-fee contract with a potential total value of $931.7 million for planning yard services in support of in-service littoral combat ships (LCS). The contract, which includes options over a six-year period, also provides work packages for HII’s Technical Solutions division. “Ingalls Shipbuilding will build on 35 years of planning yard experience to join our Technical Solutions division in fully supporting this life-cycle work on the LCS program,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian…

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Huntington Ingalls Awarded $1.47 Billion for First Flight II LPD

March 26, 2019 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a $1.48 billion, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract from the U.S. Navy for the detail design and construction of the amphibious transport dock LPD 30. The ship will be the 14th in the San Antonio class and the first Flight II LPD. “Ingalls looks forward to continuing our strong legacy of providing the men and women of our naval forces with the capable and survivable warships they need and deserve,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. “The…

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US Navy Contract Announcements March 26, 2019

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Pascagoula, Mississippi, was awarded a $1,471,290,677 fixed-price-incentive modification to previously awarded contract N00024-18-C-2406 for the procurement of the detail design and construction of Landing Platform Dock (LPD) 30, the first LPD 17 Flight II ship which will meet all the capabilities and capacities requirements for the Amphibious Ship Replacement. Work will be performed in Pascagoula, Mississippi (82 percent); Crozet, Virginia (3 percent); Beloit, Wisconsin (2 percent); and New Orleans, Louisiana (2 percent), with other efforts performed at various sites less than one percent throughout the U.S. (11…

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Keel Laid for Future USS Bougainville

March 14, 2019 – The keel laying and authentication ceremony for the future USS Bougainville (LHA 8) was held at the Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division (HII), March 14. The ship’s sponsor, Ellyn Dunford, authenticated the keel by welding her initials into the keel plate. Traditionally, keel laying marks the first step in ship construction. However, with today’s advanced modular shipbuilding, the keel laying ceremony now recognizes the joining together of a ship’s components and is a major milestone in the ship’s construction. Fabrication of Bougainville began in October…

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Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Paul Ignatius

February 22, 2019 – The Navy accepted delivery of the future destroyer USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) from Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls shipbuilding division, Feb. 22. Accepting delivery of DDG 117 represents the official transfer of the ship from the shipbuilder to the Navy. Prior to delivery, the ship conducted a series of at-sea and pier-side trials to demonstrate its material and operational readiness. The 67th Arleigh Burke class destroyer honors Paul Robert Ignatius, who served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, as Secretary of the Navy…

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LPD 17 Class Flight II Program Moves the Navy Forward with Common Rail Fuel Injection

February 8, 2019 – The next generation LPD 17 Flight II Class amphibious transport dock ships are moving forward in Main Propulsion Diesel Engine (MPDE) efficiency by installing the common rail fuel injection system on the ship’s Pielstick-Colt 2.5V Sequentially Turbocharged (STC) engine. This technically advanced system replaces the existing mechanical fuel delivery system and is expected to yield significant lifecycle cost savings due to reduced fuel usage and maintenance costs. “We made the right decision to incorporate reduced fuel consumption, reduced emissions, less maintenance, and improved reliability into our…

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SECNAV Names New Destroyer in Honor of US Senator from Alaska

January 4, 2019 – Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer named a future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer in honor of U.S. Senator Ted Stevens, who represented Alaska from 1968 to 2009. “Senator Stevens was a staunch supporter of a strong Navy and Marine Corps team who served our nation with distinction as a pilot during World War II, and later as a Senator of Alaska,” said Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer. “I am pleased that his legacy of service and dedication to national security will live on…

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SECNAV names future destroyer in honor of Navy veteran, Vietnam War POW

January 4, 2019 – Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer named a future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer in honor of U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran, Navy Cross recipient, and former U.S. Senator from Alabama, Admiral Jeremiah Denton. “Admiral Denton’s legacy is an inspiration to all who wear our nation’s uniform,” said Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer. “His heroic actions during a defining period in our history have left an indelible mark on our Navy and Marine Corps team and our nation. His service is a shining example for…

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