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  • 18 June 2013
    Industry news

    USS Enterprise (CVN 65) will return to Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) with shipbuilders on board on Thursday, June 20. With a famous 50-year career as the U.S. Navy’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise (CVN 65) will come full circle, returning to the shipyard that built her for the first inactivation of an aircraft carrier. […]

  • 16 September 2015
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Newport News Shipbuilding effectuated cuts Tuesday, with more likely to come in the next year. The shipyard announced 480 layoffs due to a temporary but significant drop in work which the Huntington Ingalls Industries president Mike Petters attributed to congressional inaction and a budget gridlock, reports the Daily Press. The news comes despite of Huntington Ingalls […]

  • 28 April 2011
    Industry news

      Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc., today christened Capt. Ambrose, a tugboat named in honor of Capt. Marvin L. Ambrose, a former tugboat master and docking pilot who retired from the shipyard in 1973 after 44 years of service. The ceremonial christening was held behind the Virginia Advanced Shipbuilding and […]

  • 1 August 2011
    Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) today announced that the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division has successfully redelivered the Los Angeles-class submarine USS Albany (SSN 753) to the U.S. Navy. The redelivery took place on July 29, one day earlier than originally planned, following successful sea trials. The ship began its Docking Continuous Maintenance Availability March 15 […]

  • 23 May 2014
    Authorities, Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries yesterday hosted Frank Kendall, the U.S. undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, for a tour of the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division.   Kendall visited the shipyard to learn more about cost-reduction efforts and to see the construction progress on the aircraft carriers Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) and John […]

  • 1 September 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    QinetiQ’s Paramarine Ship and Submersible Design Software has been selected by Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) as its primary naval architectural software.   QinetiQ Paramarine Software will be used for all ships designed and built at its shipyard, including use on the US Navy’s latest class of aircraft carriers and to support submarine research and development. […]

  • 6 July 2011
    Training & Education

      Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that California (SSN 781), the nation’s newest and most advanced nuclear-powered submarine, returned to the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division after completing the ship’s first round of sea trials. The submarine returned July 2 with a broom on its mast, symbolizing a “clean sweep” and successful sea trial. […]

  • 20 December 2017
    Industry news, Vessels

    General Dynamics Electric Boat has awarded Newport News Shipbuilding a contract worth up to $468 million to begin work on integrated product and process development for the US Navy’s new Columbia-class submarines. Newport News Shipbuilding is a subsidiary of Huntington Ingalls Industries. The navy awarded a $5 billion detailed design contract to General Dynamics Electric Boat on […]

  • 29 January 2016
    Industry news, Training & Education

    Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, kicked off its 130th anniversary celebration yesterday, January 28. As a sole designer, builder and refueler of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and one of two providers of U.S. Navy submarines, the company said it would celebrate the anniversary throughout 2016 with commemorative videos and employee publications. More than 100 […]

  • 11 April 2018
    Authorities

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division has completed the inactivation of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN 65). As part of a process that began in 2013, more than 1,000 shipbuilders defueled Enterprise’s eight nuclear reactors, inactivated its propulsion systems and prepared its hull for final tow. Newport News Shipbuilding completed the inactivation base […]

  • 1 July 2013
    Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries announced on Friday, June 28th, that the company has received a $745 million cost-plus-incentive fee contract for the inactivation of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). The work will be done at HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division. The ship was towed from Naval Station Norfolk to NNS on June 20 […]

  • 17 April 2014
    Authorities, Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries hosted U.S. Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.) Tuesday for a tour of the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division.   The visit provided the senators an opportunity to meet shipbuilders and see construction progress being made on all programs across the shipyard. Huntington Ingalls Industries President and CEO Mike Petters […]

  • 29 March 2013
    Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries welcomed the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) to its Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division yesterday, following a six-week delay in its arrival. Lincoln was originally scheduled to arrive Feb. 14 for its refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH), but it was among the Navy projects delayed due to uncertainties surrounding the […]

  • 21 January 2013
    Training & Education

    Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) will on Saturday, Jan. 26th, lift and place the 555-metric ton island onto the flight deck of Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), the first of the next-generation class of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. The ship’s sponsor and President and Mrs. Gerald R. Ford’s daughter, Susan Ford Bales, will participate in the event. […]

  • 24 January 2014
    Industry news

    Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Inc., located in Newport News, Va. has received a USD 9.8 million contract for onboard repair parts in support of the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) construction.   USS Gerald R. Ford will be the lead ship of its class of the US Navy supercarriers. On […]

  • 10 May 2011
    Industry news

      Huntington Ingalls Industries  today welcomed the crew of the newest Virginia-class submarine, California (SSN 781), as it moved aboard to prepare for the crew’s first meal Tuesday in the ship’s galley. California, the seventh ship of the class and named to honor the “Golden State,” is in the final stages of construction and testing […]

  • 3 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) participated in an integrated fire drill alongside the Newport News Shipbuilding Fire Department (NNSFD) Jan. 22 to test the two team’s response time and cooperation. Chief Warrant Officer 4 Kevin Davis said: This training is extremely important while the ship is docked in Newport […]

  • 4 January 2012
    Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries via its Newport News Shipbuilding​ division has assumed responsibility for maintenance services at the Kenneth A. Kesselring Site in West Milton, N.Y. NNS was awarded the contract in September 2011 by Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corp. (BMPC) to provide maintenance services on the two nuclear reactor prototypes at the Kesselring site, a research […]

  • 1 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, Newport News Shipbuilding will christen the nation’s newest submarine John Warner (SSN 785) during a ceremony on-site where the ship is being constructed.   The ceremony will be attended by Senator John Warner, Ship’s Sponsor Jeanne Warner, Navy personnel and thousands of shipbuilders. John Warner (SSN 785) is the 12th Virginia-class […]

  • 4 September 2014
    Authorities

    Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, is buzzing with activity of a different sort as teams of shipbuilders put the final touches on preparations for the christening of the Virginia-class submarine John Warner (SSN 785).   The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and is open to invited guests, but […]

  • 16 May 2012
    Industry news

    MPR Federal Services has recently been awarded a two-year contract by Newport News Shipbuilding to design, manufacture, and deliver eight ventilation platforms to support the decommissioning of USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65). Newport News Shipbuilding is a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. “The USS ENTERPRISE is the first US nuclear powered aircraft carrier to be decommissioned. […]

  • 28 June 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division has entered into an agreement with the Commonwealth of Virginia to support its major hiring initiative. Gov. Ralph Northam announced June 26 that various state agencies and regional community colleges would work with Newport News to augment ongoing efforts to hire as many as 7,000 new shipbuilders over […]

  • 26 November 2014
    Equipment & technology

    Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) conducted its first internal phone call using the Integrated Voice Network (IVN) since Lincoln’s Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) Nov. 20. Capt. Ronald Ravelo, commanding officer, Abraham Lincoln, received the call from Lincoln’s RCOH Program Manager Bruce Easterson from a separate location inside the ship. “This is […]

  • 23 June 2013
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    USS Enterprise to Return to Newport News Shipbuilding USS Enterprise (CVN 65) will return to Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) with shipbuilders on board on Thursday, June 20. UK: Final Section of HMS Queen Elizabeth Heads for Rosyth The final section of HMS Queen Elizabeth, the first of two new aircraft carriers being built for the […]

  • 11 November 2014
    Authorities

    Huntington Ingalls Industries recently announced that Glenn Morgan has been promoted to vice president of nuclear materials operations for Savannah River Nuclear Solutions. Savannah River is a joint partnership between HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division, Fluor Corp. and Honeywell that manages operations of the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site in Aiken, S.C. Morgan previously […]

  • 31 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division announced that it has reintroduced steam to the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) to begin final testing of the ship’s steam-powered systems. Moored at Outfitting Berth 1 at Newport News, Lincoln is in the final stages of its mid-life refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH). Shipbuilders and […]

  • 10 July 2014
    Authorities

    Sailors from the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) had the privilege of attending a special employee-led tour of the Newport News Shipyard, July 2.   The primary purpose of the tour was to recognize the excellent work being done by the Sailors nominated as the Lincoln’s Sailors of the Quarter. The awardees, Personnel Specialist 1st […]

  • 1 August 2011

    Huntington Ingalls Industries received a $504 million cost-plus-incentive-fee contract extension to continue engineering work associated with construction of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). The company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division is the prime contractor. Work performed under the contract includes the continuation of design-related activities and integration and system analysis for non-propulsion […]

  • 16 September 2011
    Industry news

      Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc announced today that the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding​ (NNS) division placed an 825-ton superlift on the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) on Sept. 12, completing the ship’s stern. Gerald R. Ford is being built using modular construction, a process where smaller sections of the ship are welded together […]