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  • 24 December 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) completed acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico on December 20, the US Navy announced. The 67th ship in the class returned to Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Pascagoula shipyard following the two-day test. During acceptance trials, the ship and its crew performed a series of demonstrations […]

  • 8 November 2018

    The Royal New Zealand Navy’s Anzac frigate HMNZS Te Kaha received an award by the US Navy at the Devonport Naval Base on November 2.  The award recognised the support provided by the ship’s company to the US Navy for a week in June/July last year. Te Kaha demonstrated the highest standards of seamanship and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 October 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) announced on Thursday it approved the first metal part created by additive manufacturing (AM) for shipboard installation. A prototype drain strainer orifice (DSO) assembly will be installed on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in fiscal year 2019 for a one-year test and evaluation trial. The DSO assembly is […]

  • 4 October 2018

    The US Navy will christen the newest guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121), at a ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi, on October 6. Launched in July this year, the future Frank E. Petersen Jr. will be the 71st Arleigh Burke-class destroyer and is the 5th of […]

  • 28 September 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy has awarded two contracts totaling over $9 billion for the construction of Flight III configuration Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers. Awarded on September 27, the fiscal years (FY) 2018 – 2022 multiyear procurement (MYP) contracts will see General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (GDBIW) and Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) build four and six ships, respectively. GDBIW […]

  • 3 September 2018

    America’s military shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) reached the midpoint in the construction of the future nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), following the installation of one of the largest units on the ship. Weighing approximately 905 metric tons, the unit is one of the heaviest of the planned steel structures, known as […]

  • 28 May 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Estonian-hosted mine warfare drill Open Spirit concluded in the Baltic Sea on May 25. The two-week multinational naval mine clearance and ordnance disposal operation took place in two main areas – around Tallin, and around the islands of Saaremaa and Hiiumma. In addition to ships from Baltic states’ navies, the exercise was joined by ships […]

  • 23 May 2018
    Authorities, Research & Development, Vessels

    The US Navy’s newest aircraft carrier was forced to return to port after suffering another propulsion issue as it set out for a new round of at sea testing. The recently-commissioned USS Gerald R. Ford got underway from Norfolk on May 19 but was forced to return due to a propulsion system issue related to […]

  • 8 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    US shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries has officially started fabrication of the first “Flight III” Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) destroyer, the future USS Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125). The ceremony took place May 7 after shipbuilders at Ingalls Industries cut the first 100 tons of steel. “The start of fabrication on a new destroyer is always […]

  • 3 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s newest San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship will be named in honor of Navy veteran and Medal of Honor recipient, Capt. Richard M. McCool Jr.  McCool, a native of Oklahoma, graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1944 and later served aboard Landing Craft Support (Large) 122 off the coast of Okinawa during World […]

  • 23 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy is set to commission its 64th Arleigh Burke destroyer in a ceremony in Charleston, South Carolina, on Saturday, March 24. The future USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) is the 30th DDG 51 class destroyer built by the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipyard and the first warship named for Medal of Honor recipient Marine Pfc. Ralph […]

  • 20 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy has issued a two-ship buy Request for Proposal (RFP) to Huntington Ingalls Industries – Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS) for Ford-class carriers CVN 80 and CVN 81 looking to get more details on potential cost savings which could be achieved with a two-ship buy. The RFP was issued by US Naval Sea Systems Command on […]

  • 9 February 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy on February 8 released the final request for proposal (RFP) for a multiyear contract for Flight III Arleigh Burke-class destroyer construction. The DDG 51 multiyear procurement (MYP) contract will cover fiscal years 2018 to 2022 and will be limited to competition between the two current DDG 51 class shipbuilders, General Dynamics – Bath […]

  • 11 December 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    After developing a new crack in its hull during the first departure from Yokosuka, US Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald started its voyage to the US for a second time on December 9. Fitzgerald was initially loaded aboard heavy lift vessel MV Transshelf in late November to be transported to Pascagoula, Mississippi, for repairs after colliding with […]

  • 28 November 2017

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) returned to Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka on November 26th, aboard heavy lift transport vessel Transshelf. Fitzgerald returned to repair two punctures in her hull caused by the heavy lift vessel’s steel support structure during on load at anchorage. Repairs are expected to extend the on […]

  • 16 November 2017
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Pascagoula-based shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries delivered the US Navy’s 64th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) on November 15. The ship was delivered to the navy after demonstrating its systems and readiness during a series of at sea and in-port trials for the US Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) in early September. The […]

  • 2 November 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Navy is set to christen its 68th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, the future USS Delbert D. Black, in a ceremony on Saturday in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The ceremony will take place at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ shipyard which launched the ship on September 8, 2017. The ship is configured as a Flight IIA destroyer, which enables power […]

  • 24 October 2017

    The US Navy’s next Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, the USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), is to be commissioned on March 24, 2018, in Charleston, South Carolina, US Navy secretary Richard V. Spencer has announced. Ralph Johnson, commanded by Cmdr. Jason Patterson, is the 64th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, and the 30th DDG 51 class destroyer built by the Huntington Ingalls […]

  • 17 October 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Huntington Ingalls’ Newport News Shipbuilding division two separate contracts for repair and overhaul works on two Los Angeles-class submarines. In a contract announced on October 13, NAVSEA awarded HII a $65.1 million cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract modification for the repair, maintenance, upgrades, and modernization off USS Helena (SSN 725) during […]

  • 16 October 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    US Navy’s future USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28) officially started construction in a keel authentication ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), on Oct. 13. Keel laying is the traditional start of ship construction. In the age of wooden ships, ‘keel laying’ referred to the laying down of the piece of timber serving as the backbone […]

  • 24 September 2017

    US Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald will be changing homeport from Yokouka, Japan to Pascagoula, Mississippi, as part of repair efforts following a June 17 collision between the destroyer and a merchant ship. The US Navy said the homeport change will take place on December 15 after the damaged destroyer is transported back to the US. […]

  • 19 September 2017

    Shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries delivered the 11th San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock Portland (LPD 27) to the US Navy in a ceremony on September 18. Shipbuilders from HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division, ship’s force and representatives of Supervisor of Shipbuilding Gulf Coast attended the ceremony. The signing of the DD 250 document officially transfers custody of […]

  • 23 August 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The US Navy has selected Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) for the restoration of USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) in Pascagoula, Mississippi, the US Naval Sea Systems Command has announced. While the start date, scope, cost and the time required to fully restore the ship have not yet been determined, NAVSEA plans to award the contract before the […]

  • 22 August 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The US Navy’s eleventh San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock Portland (LPD 27) has successfully completed acceptance sea trials, shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries announced. Built at HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division, Portland spent last week with the U.S. Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV), performing more than 200 trial events that included both in-port and underway portions. Key demonstrations […]

  • 15 August 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City and Naval Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Newport are hosting the Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) 2017 which kicked off August 14. The ANTX 2017 theme is “Battlespace Preparation in a Contested Environment (BPCE). ANTX provides a low-risk environment in which scientists and engineers may evaluate their technological innovations at the […]