General Dynamics Bath Iron Works first restart Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer has completed acceptance trials, according to a Wednesday statement from Naval Sea Systems Command. Read More
The Navy released a new fleet plan that calls for 355 ships, outlining a massive increase in the size of its high-end large surface combatant and attack submarine fleets but a modest increase in its planned amphibious ship fleet, according to a Dec. 14 summary of the assessment. Read More
The following is a timelapse video released by shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries of the launch of the guided missile destroyer Paul Ignatius (DDG-117) on Nov. 12, 2016. Read More
The future guided-missile destroyer John Finn (DDG-113) completed its acceptance trials earlier this month and is one step closer to commissioning later this year, the Navy announced last week. Read More
The first restart Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer built by General Dynamics Bath Iron Works completed its first set of builder’s trials, Naval Sea Systems Command said on Wednesday. Read More
NEWPORT, R.I. – After more than 30 years, an American warship will pull into a New Zealand port in November and could mark the start of regular port visits for the U.S. Navy, New Zealand’s Chief of Navy told USNI News. Read More
The first restart Arleigh Burke guided missile destroyer (DDG-51) completed its builder’s trials this week, according to a Friday statement from Naval Sea Systems Command. Read More
The following is the Aug 4, 2016 Government Accountability Office report, Delaying Procurement of DDG 51 Flight III Ships Would Allow Time to Increase Design Knowledge. Read More
This post was updated with additional information from the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
After more than 30 years without a port call, the U.S. is set to send a guided missile destroyer to New Zealand in a one-off visit later this year, two senior U.S. defense officials confirmed to USNI News on Thursday. Read More
In a precarious time for warship builders – when the Navy predicts a frigate downselect will force one of seven major U.S. warship builders out of business and most of the others depend on just one or two Navy contracts – business at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Mississippi is booming. Ten ships across four ship classes are under construction today, and the yard is looking forward to competing in several upcoming competitions with the Navy and Coast Guard.
Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias sat down with USNI News this month at the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition 2016 to talk about business at the yard. Read More