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  • 15 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    US shipbuilder Ingalls Shipbuilding held a keel-laying ceremony for the US Navy’s third America-class amphibious warship Bougainville (LHA 8) in Pascagoula, Mississippi, on March 14. Ship’s sponsor Ellyn Dunford declared the keel “truly and fairly laid” after her initials were welded onto a plate. Traditionally, keel laying marks the first step in ship construction. However, […]

  • 15 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Navy’s second America-class amphibious assault ship, the future USS Tripoli (LHA 7), is scheduled to be christened on September 16, in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Thomas Dee, performing the duties of the Under Secretary of the Navy, will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Lynne Mabus, the wife of the 75th Secretary of the Navy, the […]

  • 1 July 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries a $272.4 million initial contract for the construction of  the U.S. Navy’s next large-deck amphibious assault warship, LHA 8. While the initial contract is for planning, advanced engineering, and procurement of long lead time material, the award has options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the contract […]

  • 19 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries a $3 billion contract for the detail design and construction of the amphibious assault ship Bougainville (LHA 8). Ingalls was awarded the original long-lead material contract for the third ship in the America (LHA 6) class on June 30, 2016. Construction is scheduled to begin in the […]

  • 22 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division on Saturday christened the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship America (LHA 6). The ship, the first in a new class, is the fourth U.S. Navy vessel to be named America, extending a legacy dating back to 1861. Lynne Pace, wife of retired U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace, former chairman […]

  • 23 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA 7) has completed sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico, testing the ship’s main propulsion and other systems before returning to Huntington Ingalls Industries’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division. The second ship in the America-class spent four days at sea in June, undergoing dock trials followed by more than […]

  • 10 November 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Secretary of the U.S. Navy Ray Mabus announced November 9 that the name of the next America-class amphibious assault ship will be USS Bougainville (LHA 8). LHA-8 will be the second ship to be named after Bougainville, an island in the northern Solomons, which was the location of a World War II campaign in 1943-1944 […]

  • 23 January 2015

    The US Navy’s first America-class amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) conducted a replenishment-at-sea on January 21. USS America met with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO-187) in the Pacific Ocean where they engaged in an underway replenishment. America is optimized for Marine Corps aviation as her mission is […]

  • 3 March 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division delivered amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA 7) to the US Navy on February 28. Tripoli, the navy’s newest America-class unit, will be commissioned later this year before sailing to its homeport of San Diego, California. “The LHA team is proud to witness the delivery of the 15th large-deck […]

  • 10 April 2014
    Industry news

    The U.S. Navy will take delivery of its new Amphibious Assault Ship America (LHA 6) at a ceremony scheduled for today at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division, located in Pascagoula, MS.   Ingalls’ shipbuilding president Brain Cuccias, America (LHA 6) prospective Commanding Officer Capt. Robert A. Hal Jr., as well as Ingalls shipbuilders and […]

  • 29 October 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy’s newest America-class amphibious assault ship, future USS Tripoli (LHA 7), has completed acceptance trials. The aviation-centric ship spent three days underway in the Gulf of Mexico during the trials, before returning to the Ingalls Shipbuilding’s shipyard. The Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey evaluated all of the ship’s major systems including propulsion, […]

  • 3 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy’s second aviation-centric amphibious assault ship, USS Tripoli (LHA 7), was launched on May 1 in Mississippi. Prior to launch, the America-class ship was translated from land to the dry dock at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) shipyard on April 9. “It was probably the most well-executed translation event that we’ve seen on a larger […]

  • 17 October 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    US shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries started fabrication of the future amphibious assault ship USS Bougainville (LHA 8) at its Pascagoula shipyard on October 15. LHA 8 is the second ship named in honor of the Bougainville Island campaign in World War II and is scheduled to be delivered in 2024. The LHA Replacement Program, also known as […]

  • 15 November 2013
    Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division’s multipurpose amphibious assault ship America (LHA 6) returned Saturday from successful builder’s sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico. Ingalls’ test and trials team started with dock trials Monday and then spent five days operating the ship at sea, where it conducted more than 200 test events. “It’s an […]

  • 9 July 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Huntington Ingalls Industries informed that the amphibious assault ship America (LHA 6) will sail away from Ingalls Shipbuilding on Thursday destined for the West Coast and her Oct. 11 commissioning ceremony in San Francisco.   Ingalls personnel and America crewmembers will be available for interviews. Sailors will “man the rails” in their Navy whites when […]

  • 6 June 2012
    Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries, its Ingalls Shipbuilding division, launched the U.S. Navy’s next amphibious assault ship, America (LHA 6), from the company’s floating drydock on Monday. “Launching a large-deck ship is a significant milestone requiring several highly skilled shipyard crafts and a complex logistics plan,” said Brian Cuccias, Ingalls’ vice president, large deck amphibious ships. “As […]

  • 6 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    In another first on its maiden deployment, the US Navy’s America-class amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) arrived in Eilat, Israel, for a port visit on October 5. The flagship of the America Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) is on its first ever visit to the country. “The marines and sailors have been working tirelessly around the […]

  • 23 March 2016
    Authorities, Industry news, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) returned to sea March 21 after completing a 10-month post-shakedown availability maintenance period in which the ship underwent design improvements at the General Dynamics shipyard in San Diego, California. America is now conducting sea trials to test the ship’s systems and sea-worthiness off the coast of […]

  • 1 June 2012
    Industry news

    On May 31 the U.S. Navy awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries a $2.38 billion fixed-price-incentive contract for the detail design and construction of the multipurpose amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA 7). The ship will be built at the company’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division. “Large-deck amphibious ship construction is an important component of our business plan, and we […]

  • 18 October 2012
    Training & Education

    The Navy will christen the amphibious assault ship, America (LHA 6), on Oct. 20, during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony in Pascagoula, Miss. The Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos will deliver the ceremony’s principal address.  Mrs. Lynne Pace, wife of former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace, […]

  • 25 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy’s amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) got underway from Souda Bay, Greece, October 21, after completing a scheduled mid-deployment voyage repair maintenance there. San Diego’s port visit allowed the crew and contractors to carry out repairs and maintenance ensuring the ship remained in operational condition for its deployment. “We had […]

  • 22 August 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon a $92,069,954 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the engineering and manufacturing development of the Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar slated to be fitted on future aircraft carriers. According to Rear Admiral Thomas Moore, program executive officer for aircraft carriers, the new radars, which are expected to save the navy some $180 million, will […]

  • 17 October 2017
    Training & Education

    US Navy transport dock USS San Diego (LPD 22) pulled into Souda Bay, Greece, on October 15, for a scheduled port visit and a mid-deployment voyage repair maintenance stop. The San Antonio-class ship USS San Diego arrived in Greece together with embarked Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) after three-and-a-half months of its deployment. Mid-deployment voyage […]

  • 19 November 2019

    The US Navy’s Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) arrived at its new homeport of Naval Station Norfolk on November 18, completing a homeport shift after spending nearly two years forward deployed Japan. The ship had been assigned to Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo and operated in the US 7th Fleet (C7F) area of […]

  • 7 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships of the amphibious ready group assembled around USS America arrived in Djibouti on September 4 to join the re-commissioned USS Lewis B. Puller for two weeks of amphibious exercises. Exercise Alligator Dagger, taking place in international waters off the coast of Djibouti, Africa, is the largest regional amphibious exercise to integrate and synchronize the […]

  • 24 April 2020

    China is moving forward with its efforts to expand navy capabilities as the country launched its second amphibious assault ship.  The launching ceremony for the second Type 075 landing helicopter dock (LHD) being built for the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) took place at Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard on April 22, part of the China State Shipbuilding […]

  • 1 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    F-35B Lightning II aircraft, the U.S. Navy’s next generation of stealth fighter jets, landed on the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) on October 28 to begin operational testing. America will embark seven F-35Bs; two are scheduled to begin the third shipboard phase of developmental test (DT-III) and five are scheduled to conduct operational testing. […]

  • 16 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 recently worked with MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned air vehicles (UAV) to complete integrated missions with various surface and air assets from Naval Auxiliary Landing Field (NALF) San Clemente Island. HSC also made history using a mobile mission control station (MMCS) to operate the MQ-8B. The two-week operation culminated with the […]

  • 11 June 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    TenCate Advanced Armor USA is selected to provide armor materials for Huntington Ingalls Industries for LHA 7.   Huntington Ingalls Industries’ latest amphibious assault ship, Tripoli (LHA 7), will incorporate TenCate composite armor. This advanced armor will support Huntington Ingalls Industries $2.38 billion fixed-price-incentive contract for the detail design and construction of the multipurpose amphibious […]