Huntington Ingalls Industries President and CEO honored by SNAME

November 5, 2019 – Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) announced today that the Society of Naval Architect and Marine Engineers (SNAME) awarded HII President and CEO Mike Petters the 2019 Vice Admiral Emory S. “Jerry” Land Medal. Petters received the Land Medal on Thursday during the Annual SNAME Banquet, held in Tacoma, Wash., where he and his wife, Nancy Briggs Petters, were the keynote speakers. “Under Mike’s leadership, HII’s shipyards build and maintain the world’s finest aircraft carriers and amphibious ships, and teamed with Electric Boat, deliver the world’s most…

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Future USS John F Kennedy Now Afloat

October 19, 2019 – Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) marked another milestone leading up to the christening of the second Ford-class aircraft carrier as Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS) flooded the ship’s dry dock Oct. 29. PCU John F. Kennedy has been under construction at its Newport News location since 2015 and continues to makes preparations for its christening, which is scheduled for Dec. 7. The launching of CVN 79 today is approximately 3-months early to the original schedule. Several milestones have been completed leading up…

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US Navy Contract Announcements October 10, 2019

Brandes Associates Inc.,* Lone Tree, Colorado, is awarded a $78,227,293 cost-plus-fixed-fee indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. This contract provides developmental and engineering support to include development, integration and test of mission planning products such as Naval Mission Planning Systems, Navy Tactical Aircraft, Joint Mission Planning Systems – Marine, Expeditionary, and legacy variants, emerging technology mission management capabilities, defensive electronic warfare libraries and all associated mission planning and control systems and subsystems. Work will be performed in Point Mugu, California (95%); and China Lake, California (5%), and is expected to be completed in November…

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Future Carrier John F. Kennedy Establishes Crew

October 2, 2019 – Forty-three Sailors assigned to the future aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) attended a ribbon cutting in Newport News, Virginia, Oct. 1, establishing the ship’s crew and opening the building where they’ll work during the ship’s construction. “Today, we celebrate a truly historic event,” said Capt. Todd Marzano, commanding officer of the pre-commissioning unit (PCU). “It marks the grand opening of building 608, where we will work out of until our spaces on the ship are ready [as well as] the official stand-up of our…

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USS George Washington Undocking at Newport News

September 30, 2019 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division has completed the dry dock portion of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington’s (CVN 73) refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH). Following the recent flooding of more than 100 million gallons of water into the dry dock, George Washington was successfully moved to an outfitting berth, where it will begin final outfitting and testing. The overhaul now is more than 60% complete and on track to be completed in late 2021. “Getting George Washington out of the dry dock and…

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Secretary of Defense Mark Esper Visits Newport News Shipbuilding

September 25, 2019 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that Secretary of Defense Mark Esper visited the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division and the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). This was Esper’s first visit to the shipyard since he was sworn in to lead the U.S. Department of Defense in July. Esper toured Ford to see the progress being made during the ship’s post-shakedown availability and to learn more about its weapons-handling innovations and increased warfighting capabilities. “Our shipbuilders play a vital role in building our Navy’s…

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US Navy Contract Announcements September 24, 2019

Blue Rock Structures Inc.,* Pollocksville, North Carolina (N40085-16-D-6300); Daniels and Daniels Construction Co. Inc.,* Goldsboro, North Carolina (N40085-16-D-6301); Joyce and Associates Construction Inc.,* Newport, North Carolina (N40085-16-D-6302); Military and Federal Construction Co. Inc.,* Jacksonville, North Carolina (N40085-16-D-6303); Quadrant Construction Inc.,* Jacksonville, North Carolina (N40085-16-D-6304); and TE Davis Construction Co.,* Jacksonville, North Carolina (N40085-16-D-6305), are being awarded a $67,000,000 firm-fixed-price modification to increase the maximum dollar value of indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple award construction contracts for general construction services within the Marine Corps Installations East area of responsibility. After award of this modification,…

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Huntington Ingalls Completes Initial Sea Trials of Virginia-Class Submarine Delaware

Aug 31, 2019 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division successfully completed the initial sea trials on the newest Virginia-class submarine, Delaware (SSN 791). The submarine, in the final stages of construction, spent three days at sea proving all of its systems, components and compartments. Delaware submerged for the first time and performed high-speed maneuvers on the surface and underwater. “Delaware performed well during sea trials, which is a testament to the skill and craftsmanship of the incredible team of shipbuilders who are working to uphold our high standards…

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BAE Systems to enhance maritime operations and flight safety systems aboard large deck U.S. Navy ships and new construction aircraft carriers

August 8, 2019 – The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a prime contractor position on a new indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to enhance maritime operations and flight safety systems aboard new construction aircraft carriers and large deck amphibious ships, to include refueling and complex overhaul ships. BAE Systems was one of three contractors awarded the opportunity to bid on future integration, engineering, assembly, testing, and installation focused task orders awarded throughout an eight-year ordering period. The work will be performed to enhance a variety of distributed systems that provide network capabilities,…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Continues Planning for USS John C. Stennis RCOH

August 1, 2019 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has received a $290 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to continue planning for the refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The contract funds the second and third years of planning, long-lead-time material procurement, shop fabrication, shipboard inspections, and facilities readiness for the RCOH. As part of the planning contract, Newport News also will perform some shipboard work, which will take place in Norfolk. The…

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US Navy Contracts for July 31, 2019

Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc., Newport News, Virginia, is awarded a $290,577,495 cost-plus-fixed fee modification to add Year Two to previously-awarded contract N00024-18-C-2106 to prepare and make ready for the refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). This modification will provide for fiscal 2019-2020 advance planning efforts, including material forecasting; long-lead-time material procurement; purchase order development; technical document and drawing development; scheduling; resource forecasting and planning; development of cost estimates for work to be accomplished; data acquisition; pre-overhaul tests and inspections, and other technical studies as…

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Final Superlift Marks Structural Completion of CVN 79

July 19, 2019 – The Navy’s next aircraft carrier met another major milestone , as shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls’ Newport News Shipbuilding division successfully installed PCU John F. Kennedy’s (CVN 79) final major steel structural section, known as a superlift, July 9. CVN 79’s final superlift, comprising the upper bow section and the forward portion of the flight deck, weighed 780 tons and took 18 months to construct. “Getting this superlift in place completes the major ship erection activities on the JFK and allows the shipbuilder to focus on the final…

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US Navy Contract Announcements July 15, 2019

Manson/Connolly Seal Beach JV, Seattle, Washington, is being awarded an $88,147,000 firm-fixed-price contract for P-224 Causeway Boat Channel and Turning Basin and P-226 Ammunition Pier at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach. The contract also contains five unexercised options and one planned modification, which if exercised would increase the cumulative contract value to $154,771,611. The work to be performed provides a public boat channel, naval ship channel and naval ship turning basin; ship mooring dolphins, excavation of above water moles, salvage and reuse of armor/riprap, paving, striping, signage, fencing, hauling and…

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Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding Celebrates 100 Years

July 2, 2019 – The Apprentice School at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE:HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division celebrated its 100-year anniversary on Monday. The company held a ceremony to mark the day–July 1, 1919–when the school was established. During the event, a historical highway marker was unveiled, and tools, textbooks, commemorative coins and other items were placed in a time capsule. The alumni room also was dedicated in honor of Danny Hunley, an Apprentice School graduate and retired vice president who was instrumental in getting the new school building built in…

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John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) Reaches Key Milestone

May 29, 2019 – John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) reached a key milestone on May 29, 2019, when the island house was lowered onto the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier at the Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS) division. Weighing in at 588 tons, the 56-foot long, 33-foot wide island will sit atop the flight deck and serve as the command center for flight deck operations aboard the second aircraft carrier in the Gerald R. Ford class. It will house the navigation bridge, primary flight control, radar and other systems. The…

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