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  • New LHD Delivered to US Navy
    New LHD Delivered to US Navy 1 March 2020
    US Navy, which continues to studies at full capacity to maintain and modernize amphibious assault capability, the received its new LHD. The acceptance of the new platform, which was built by the main contractor, Huntington Ingalls Industries Shipyard, was completed after the navy acceptance trials. The ship, which is expected to significantly increase the force transport capability of the US Marine Corps, stands out with its features such as expanded hangar ...
  • Pentagon to Transfer F-35s budget to Trump’s Border Wall
    Pentagon to Transfer F-35s budget to Trump’s Border Wall 14 February 2020
    The Pentagon is seeking to divert $3.8 billion, mainly from its fiscal 2020 weapons procurement budget, to fund President Donald Trump’s border wall. The plan, which came from the Department of Homeland Security in January, will be officially released by the Office of the Secretary of Defence. A list of talking points was sent across the Pentagon earlier today, noting that the money will go toward funding a 230-mile long wall. The biggest item on the list is a $650 million Ame...
  • Aircraft Carrier’s Life Will Prolong
    Aircraft Carrier’s Life Will Prolong 3 August 2019
    Huntington Ingalls Industries,  the U.S. Navy’s largest shipbuilder, has announced that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has received a $290 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to continue planning for the Refuelling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The initial year of planning was funded at a base value of $187.5 million. The contract, from U.S. Navy, funds the second and third years of planning, long-lead-ti...
  • New Contract with US Navy
    New Contract with US Navy 24 July 2019
      Huntington Ingalls Industries Awarded US Navy Contract to Install and Support C4ISR Systems. The contract included to provide installation services for all afloat command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) and supporting systems to Naval Information Warfare Systems Command. The contract has a base period of five years and a potential value of $2.45 billion.
  • Next Gen Frigate for U.S. Navy
    Next Gen Frigate for U.S. Navy 7 March 2019
    The U.S. Navy has issued a draft request for proposals for a new guided missile frigate, being acquired through the FFG(X) competition in order to buy a total of 20 ships, and the draft solicitation outlines the construction schedule for the first 10 ships in the class. The lead ship would be delivered 72 months after a contract is awarded. The contract will include an option for an additional nine ships. A final RFP will be released later this year, with a contract award ...
  • US Navy Requests for FFG(X)
    US Navy Requests for FFG(X) 3 August 2018
    US Navy signed an agreement with five companies on development options of Guided Missile Frigate (FFG (X)). Under the agreement, the conceptual design work of the new frigate will be carried out. In the statement from the US Department of Defense it is announced that a study would be conducted on the Navy's need for a frigate that could accompany the navy's aircraft carrier groups and work in network with the fleets and capable of independent operations when necess...
  • Arleigh Burke Fleet Growing
    Arleigh Burke Fleet Growing 20 July 2018
    Ingalss Shipbuilding which is a part of Huntington Ingalss Industries has launched the newest Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer of US Navy. Ship is christened as Frank E. Petersen Jr with DDG121 pennant number. Ingalls delivered a total of 30 Arleigh Burke class destroyers before. Ingalls has already building Paul Ignatus (DDG117), Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG123) and Jack H. Lucas (DDG125) on their sleds. The Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer ...
  • Propulsion System Failure on USN's New Carrier
    Propulsion System Failure on USN's New Carrier 11 May 2018
    The US Navy's $12,9 billion aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford suffered from a propulsion system failure while undergoing sea trials. The details regarding the breakdown have not been disclosed. The breakdown took place in January but was only disclosed four months later; after Bloomberg News gained access to a US Navy internal memo from Naval Sea Systems Command. Huntington Ingalls told the Navy the failure was triggered by a "...
  • HII Boosts 3-D Printing
    HII Boosts 3-D Printing 11 May 2018
    Huntington Ingalls Industries announced on 10 May that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has partnered with 3D Systems to develop additive manufacturing technologies expected to accelerate the adoption of metal 3-D printing in the naval shipbuilding industry. The joint effort, which is also part of a technological transformation underway at Newport News called integrated Digital Shipbuilding (iDS), is expected to support future qualification and certification programs nece...
  • Second Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carrier To Be Delivered in 2022
    Second Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carrier To Be Delivered in 2022 2 May 2018
    Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced on 30 April that the United States Navy’s (USN's) nuclear-powered aircraft carrier future USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) is 75 percent structurally complete and might be launched three months earlier than scheduled. The keel of the ship was laid in August 2015. USS John F. Kennedy is the second vessel of Gerald R. Ford class carrier being built for the USN. A third key milestone also was achieved recently when the ...
  • Arleigh Burke Support Contract to HII
    Arleigh Burke Support Contract to HII 19 April 2018
    Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has been awarded to provide a range of services in support of the USS Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) vessels. The $27 million contract includes technical support, engineering, design and configuration management, systems engineering, turnkey management and crew training. The company has delivered a total of 30 Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers to the US Navy to date, with several vessels still under construction.
  • 65th Arleigh Burke To Be Commissioned
    65th Arleigh Burke To Be Commissioned 23 March 2018
    The US Department of Defense announced that the Navy will commission its newest guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) during a ceremony on 24 March at Columbus Street Pier in Charleston, South Carolina. The 65th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer to be commissioned, USS Ralph Johnson was launched on 12 December 2015 and christened on 2 April 2016, during ceremonies at the Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard. 
  • USN Seeks Cost Savings in New Carriers
    USN Seeks Cost Savings in New Carriers 21 March 2018
    The US Navy issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) on 19 March to Huntington Ingalls Industries for a two-ship acquisition of CVN 80 and CVN 81 in an effort to achieve cost savings.  The US Naval Air Systems Command published a statement regarding the issue, saying that two-ship buy is a contracting strategy the Navy has effectively used in the 1980s to procure Nimitz-class aircraft carriers and achieved significant acquisition cost savings compared to contracting for th...
  • US Navy Picks Five Contenders to Compete for Guided-missile Frigate Project
    US Navy Picks Five Contenders to Compete for Guided-missile Frigate Project 20 February 2018
    The US Navy will evaluate the work of the five shipyards over the next 16 months before a final request for proposal in 2019 and a contract award in 2020, according to USNI News. Five ship designs will compete in the Navy’s bid for 20 next-generation guided-missile frigates (FFG(X)) that will follow the Littoral Combat Ship. A total of seven US, European and Australian firms are understood to have submitted initial bids. Austal USA, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics Bath Iron ...
  • USN To Increase The Number of Destroyers
    USN To Increase The Number of Destroyers 14 February 2018
    The US Navy has released the final request-for-proposal (RfP) for a multiyear procurement (MYP) contract related to the construction of the DDG 51 Flight III Arleigh Burke-class destroyer. Only General Dynamics – Bath Iron Works (BIW) and Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) will be submitting offers which are currently building the class. The destroyers are scheduled to be built between fiscal year (FY) 2018 and FY 2022.
  • USS Fitzgerald En Route For Repair Work
    USS Fitzgerald En Route For Repair Work 27 November 2017
    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) will undergo repair work at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipbuilding facility. The vessel has left Ship Repair Facility Yokosuka on 24 November and will be transported by heavy lift transport vessel Transshelf. 
  • US To Upgrade Nuclear Subs
    US To Upgrade Nuclear Subs 7 September 2017
    Huntington Ingalls Industries has been awarded a $105 million contract to upgrade US Navy nuclear submarines. The work under the deal will include engineering, technical, design, configuration management, integrated logistics support, database management, research and development, modernization, and industrial support with an estimated completion date of September, 2019.   
  • Steel Cut For Third Ford-class Carrier
    Steel Cut For Third Ford-class Carrier 28 August 2017
    The steel cutting ceremony for the US Navy new aircraft carrier, the future USS Enterprise (CVN 80) at Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News Shipyard on 24 August. CVN 80 will be the third Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier, the lead ship of which is USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) commissioned on 22 July.  The Gerald R. Ford class incorporates advances in technology such as a new reactor plant, propulsion system, electric plant, Elec...
  • USS Portland Passed Acceptance Tests
    USS Portland Passed Acceptance Tests 23 August 2017
    The 11th San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship, future USS Portland (LPD 27),  successfully completed acceptance trials on 18 August, announced by US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). The vessel's keel was laid down on 2 August 2013 at Huntington Ingalls Industries' shipyard and was launched in February 2016.  Systems tested included main propulsion engineering and ship control systems, combat and communications syste...
  • 30th Arleigh Burke, Ready For Delivery
    30th Arleigh Burke, Ready For Delivery 26 July 2017
    The HHI-built 30th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) has completed a builder's trials programme. Built by shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), USS Ralph Johnson spent four days underway in the Gulf of Mexico last week, testing the vessel’s systems and its readiness before delivery. HII has also launched the US Navy's 31st Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) guided missile destroyer, Paul Ignatius (DDG 117), just a week ago. ...
  • Newest US Carrier To Be Commissioned
    Newest US Carrier To Be Commissioned 21 July 2017
    The US Navy will officially commission its newest aircraft carrier, the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), during a ceremony on 22 July at Naval Station Norfolk, according to US Department of Defence news release.  USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is the lead ship of the new Gerald R. Ford class of aircraft carrier and will begin the phased replacement of Nimitz-class carriers when the ship is commissioned. The Navy plans to spend $43 billion developing and buil...
  • Commissioned in Pearl Harbor
    Commissioned in Pearl Harbor 17 July 2017
    The US Navy commissioned new Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS John Finn (DDG 113) with a ceremony held on 15 July at Pearl Harbor. USS John Finn (DDG 113) is the 29th Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer built by Ingalls Shipbuilding. Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers are multi-mission surface combatants capable of conducting anti-air warfare, anti-submarine warfare, and anti-surface warfare. USS John Finn will be homeported at...
  • Fourth Block III Delivered to the Navy
    Fourth Block III Delivered to the Navy 30 May 2017
    The fourth of eight Virginia-class Block III submarines, USS Washington (SSN-787), has been delivered to the US Navy on 26 May. The contract to build her was awarded to Huntington Ingalls Industries in partnership with the Electric Boat division of General Dynamics in Newport News, Virginia on 22 December 2008 and the construction had begun in September 2011.  Designed to carry out various missions such as anti-submarine and anti-surface ship warfare, s...
  • HII, Three Months Ahead of Schedule
    HII, Three Months Ahead of Schedule 9 May 2017
    Huntington Ingalls Industries Shipyard has launched the second America-class amphibious assault ship, USS Tripoli (LHA 7), 3 months ahead of schedule, according to company's press release on 3 May. A contract for construction of the second ship was awarded in 2012. The first ship of this class, USS America was launched in 2012 and commissioned in 2014.  The US Navy plans to replace its aging Tarawa-class ships with it...
  • USS Gerald R. Ford Takes Another Step Towards Sea Trials
    USS Gerald R. Ford Takes Another Step Towards Sea Trials 23 December 2016
    According to the shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), the US Navy's (USN's) newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the future USS Gerald R Ford nears completion of system testing. HII CEO Michael Petters stated that less than 10 percent of the overall test programme remained to be completed. He revealed that currently, the repairs on main turbine generators were being conducted and the project was nearing sea trials. USS Gerald R Ford is the lead ship of her class...
  • $1,46 Billion Contract to Huntington Ingalls
    $1,46 Billion Contract to Huntington Ingalls 22 December 2016
    Huntington Ingalls Industries has been awarded a $1,46 billion contract on 19 December for design and construction of the US Navy’s 12th San Antonio class amphibious transport dock ship, USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD-28). 208,5-meter long vessel can accomodate one CH-53E Sea stallion or four CH-46E Sea Knights or two MV-22 Ospreys simultaneously.  
  • US Navy Accepts Delivery of USS John Finn destroyer
    US Navy Accepts Delivery of USS John Finn destroyer 9 December 2016
    The Navy accepted delivery of future guided-missile destroyer USS John Finn (DDG 113) from shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) on the 75th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7. John Finn is the 63rd Arleigh Burke (DDG 51)-class destroyer and the first of the DDG 51 Flight IIA restart ships.  Destroyer provides increased capabilities in anti-submarine warfare, command and control, and anti-surface warfare. Compared with Arleigh Burke's the...
  • HII launches Arleigh Burke-class destroyer
    HII launches Arleigh Burke-class destroyer 19 November 2016
    Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding division has launched the US Navy's future Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) guided missile destroyer, Paul Ignatius (DDG 117). Christened after the Secretary of the Navy from 1967 to 1969, Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) represents the 31st ship in the Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) class of destroyers that Ingalls is building for the US Navy. The Arleigh Burke-class destroyers are multi-mission ships with anti-submarine, anti-air an...
  • New Recovery system for Aircraft Carriers
    New Recovery system for Aircraft Carriers 19 October 2016
    Newly developed Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) trapped a Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet combat aircraft. The US Navy announced on 14 October that the first manned aircraft test was conducted at the Runway Arrested Landing Site New Jersey. AAG is being built for the new US Navy carrier, USS Gerald R Ford, by General Atomics and ship builder Huntington Ingalls. New aircraft recovery system has undergone 1,300 dead-load arrestments and more than 200 roll-in arrestments before manned aircraft tests.<...
  • $400 Million Support for US Subs
    $400 Million Support for US Subs 30 September 2016
    Huntington Ingalls Industries has been awarded by US Navy a $400 million contract to perform repair efforts for in-service nuclear-powered submarines, special-mission submersibles, moored training ships, and submarine support facilities. Specifically, repair efforts include overhaul, maintenance, repair, modernization upgrades, technical engineering support, supplies and services, and nuclear related touch labor support efforts. The contract was announced by the US Department of Defence on 29...