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
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced today that the next amphibious assault ship would be named after Bougainville island in the Solomons, the location of a strategic World War II battle. 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
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
This post has been updated to include comment from Ingalls Shipbuilding.
The Navy awarded a contract to General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO) for six John Lewis-class (T-AO-205) fleet oilers and a contract to Ingalls Shipbuilding for the LHA-8 amphibious assault ship, wrapping up a year-and-a-half-long effort to preserve the shipbuilding industrial base. Read More
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, who has been a strong advocate for increasing the numbers of and opportunities for women in the Navy and Marine Corps, announced today that a new Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer will be named for a trailblazing Navy nurse who was the first women ever awarded the Navy Cross. 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
The tenth San Antonio-class amphibious warship (LPD-17) successfully completed its acceptance trials last week, while on Tuesday the House Armed Services Committee proposed legislative language that could add a 13th LPD to the service. Read More
Ingalls Shipbuilding received a $117 million contract modification to continue procurement of long lead time material and advance construction activities on the last amphibious transport dock, the future Fort Lauderdale (LPD-28). Read More