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Interview: Ingalls President Brian Cuccias Discusses LPD Future, DDG Program Restart

Interview: Ingalls President Brian Cuccias Discusses LPD Future, DDG Program Restart

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Ship Sponsor Bonnie Amos christens the amphibious transport dock Portland (LPD 27) on May 21, 2016, accompanied by (left to right) U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Christopher Owens, director of the U.S. Navy’s expeditionary warfare division; Capt. Jeremy Hill, prospective commanding officer, Portland; Ted Waller, a World War II veteran who served on the first USS Portland (CA 33); and Brian Cuccias, president of Ingalls Shipbuilding. Huntington Ingalls Industries photo.

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

Navy Could Accelerate LX(R) to 2019 Start, Industry's 2018 Request Not Feasible

Navy Could Accelerate LX(R) to 2019 Start, Industry’s 2018 Request Not Feasible

San Antonio-class amphib Portland launches at Ingalss Shipbuilding on Saturday. HII Photo

San Antonio-class amphib Portland launches at Ingalls Shipbuilding on Saturday. HII Photo

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Navy could pull the first LX(R) dock landing ship replacement up a year, from Fiscal Year 2020 to 2019, to address vendor needs, but it could not buy the ship in 2018 as an industrial base coalition has requested, the service’s acquisition chief said Wednesday in a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing. Read More

Navy, USMC Establish Surface/Expeditionary Warfare 'Enterprise' To Coordinate Maintenance, Modernization

Navy, USMC Establish Surface/Expeditionary Warfare ‘Enterprise’ To Coordinate Maintenance, Modernization

MV-22 Osprey tilt rotor aircraft prepare to take off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), while in the background an landing craft air cushion (LCAC) approaches the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) in April 2015. US Navy photo.

MV-22 Osprey tilt rotor aircraft prepare to take off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), while in the background an landing craft air cushion (LCAC) approaches the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) in April 2015. US Navy photo.

The surface and expeditionary warfare community has adopted the aviation community’s “enterprise” approach to coordinating modernization and maintenance throughout the fleet, in an attempt to regain ship readiness that has declined since the 1990s, the director of expeditionary warfare (OPNAV N95) said last week. Read More

Ingalls Receives $117M Advance Procurement Funding For LPD-28

Ingalls Receives $117M Advance Procurement Funding For LPD-28

Ingalls Shipbuilding’s 10th amphibious transport dock, John P. Murtha (LPD 26), sails the Gulf of Mexico for Builder’s Trial in March 2016. Huntington Ingalls Industries photo.

Ingalls Shipbuilding’s 10th amphibious transport dock, John P. Murtha (LPD-26), sails the Gulf of Mexico for Builder’s Trial in March 2016. Huntington Ingalls Industries photo.

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

Opinion: Commonality Drives Savings in Shipbuilding

Opinion: Commonality Drives Savings in Shipbuilding

The future John P. Murtha (LPD-26). Huntington Ingalls Industries photo.

The future John P. Murtha (LPD-26). Huntington Ingalls Industries photo.

Certainly commonality is not the final and only answer to cost savings. Given the current national defense priorities and a request by the President of $583 billion for defense in Fiscal Year 2017, most would surmise that, if properly prioritized and managed, the budget would be sufficient to support the majority of defense requirements. Read More