HII wins $936 million contract to build destroyer for US Navy

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been awarded a $936 million contract for the construction of an additional Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) Flight III destroyer for the US Navy.

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The Arleigh Burke-class Aegis guided missile destroyer Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) during sea trials. Photo: HII

In 2018, Ingalls was awarded a $5.1 billion contract for construction of six Arleigh Burke-class Flight III destroyers for the US Navy.

“This contract award provides great momentum for Ingalls and our more than 600 suppliers, in nearly 40 states, as we enter the second half of the year,” Brian Cuccias, Ingalls Shipbuilding President, commented.

Ingalls has delivered 32 destroyers to the US Navy and has four more under construction including Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121), Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123), Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125) and Ted Stevens (DDG 128).

Ingalls delivered Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) to the navy in April this year.

Arleigh Burke-class destroyers are capable, multi-mission ships and can conduct a variety of operations, from peacetime presence and crisis management to sea control and power projection, all in support of the United States’ military strategy.

These guided missile destroyers are capable of simultaneously fighting air, surface and subsurface battles. These ships contains myriad offensive and defensive weapons designed to support maritime defense needs well into the 21st century.

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