VIDEO: Ingalls Shipbuilding prepares for hurricane season

With NOAA predicting an above-normal 2024 Atlantic hurricane season, shipyards along the U.S, Gulf and Atlantic coasts have been stepping up their preparatory efforts.

This week, HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division in Pascagoula, Miss., hosted local TV station WLOX to discuss year-round preparations for heavy weather events such as hurricanes to ensure the safety of its shipbuilders, facilities, and vessels.

WLOX was able to speak with Ingalls heavy weather planners — including Justin McArthur,...

HII Delivers Attack Boat New Jersey to Navy

New Jersey (SSN-796) during sea trials in 2024. HII Photo

HII Newport News Shipbuilding has delivered the 23rd Vrginia-class nuclear attack submarine to the U.S. Navy, the company announced in a Thursday statement.
New Jersey (SSN-796) is the fifth Block IV Virginia attack boat and the first designed from the keel up to accommodate mixed gender crews. The boat completed sea trials earlier this year off the coast of Virginia.

“It is a proud day for our entire team when we deliver a high-quality...

SECNAV Del Toro Previews Major Amphibious Warship Buy

USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD-28) during sea trials on Oct. 21, 2021. HII Photo

Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro said he expects “a major announcement” in the next few weeks on a new multi-year procurement agreement to build three San Antonio-class amphibious warships and an America-class big deck amphibious warship at HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding in Mississippi.

The Navy has been negotiating “as low a price as possible” for the ships that the sea services view as essential to future expeditionary...

Ingalls completes acceptance trials of final Flight I LPD

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) reports that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has successfully completed the acceptance trials of amphibious transport dock Richard M. McCool Jr. (LPD 29), the final Flight I LPD transition ship before Ingalls moves into serial production of the LPD Flight II line.

As we reported earlier, the vessel completed builder’s trials last month.

”We have had a successful trial and it is only through the efforts of our shipbuilders and our dedicated Navy and...

SSN 796 successfully completes its initial sea trials

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) reports that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has successfully completed initial sea trials of the Virginia-class attack submarine New Jersey (SSN 796)

SSN 79 spent several days at sea to test the boat’s systems and components. Testing included submerging the submarine for the first time and conducting high-speed maneuvers while on the surface and submerged. NNS teams will continue the testing program ahead of delivering the boat to the U.S. Navy.


Ingalls Shipbuilding completes LPD 29 builder’s sea trials

LPD 29 on builder's trials

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) reports that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has successfully completed builder’s sea trials of the amphibious transport dock ship Richard M. McCool Jr. (LPD 29). Launched in January 2022, the San Antonio-class ship spent time in the Gulf of Mexico testing all systems in preparation for the remaining events that will occur prior to delivery of the ship, expected to occur in the spring.

“Our shipbuilders have worked hard to get LPD 29 to sea,” said...

Newport News awarded CVN 75 RCOH worth potential $913 million

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) reports that its Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division has been awarded an advanced planning contract for the refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

The CVN 75 RCOH contract, which has a total potential value of $913 million, includes engineering, design, material procurement and fabrication, documentation, resource forecasting and pre-overhaul inspections.

“Comprehensive planning is...

HII names Peter Courtney corporate VP of legislative affairs

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) reports that Peter Courtney has been promoted to corporate vice president of legislative affairs and Betsy Bina Benedict will join HII to serve as the director of legislative affairs. Courtney, succeeds Carolyn Apostolou who retired in December after 10 years with the company.

Courtney will be located in HII’s Arlington office and report directly to Stewart Holmes, HII’s executive vice president of government and customer relations (GCR). Benedict will...

VIDEO: Ingalls launches LHA 8

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) reports that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division successfully launched of the Navy’s third America-class amphibious assault ship Bougainville (LHA 8) from its floating dock into the Pascagoula River on September 30

“This launch is a significant accomplishment for our entire LHA shipbuilding team, and we are honored to be building such a versatile ship for our Navy and Marine Corps partners,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding amphibious ship program manager Gene...

White House ‘Confident’ In AUKUS Plan for Australian Nuclear-powered Submarine Fleet

President Joe Biden greets British Prime Minister Rishi Surnak and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese the AUKUS bilateral meeting in San Diego, Calif, March 13, 2023. DoD Photo

The White House’s senior coordinator for the Indo-Pacific is “confident” that Australia, the United Kingdom and United States can meet the challenge of Canberra fielding its own nuclear-powered submarine force.

Speaking Monday at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Kurt Campbell said that after 18...

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