The shipbuilder who oversaw the construction of the Ford-class carrier program and the Navy’s restart of the Arleigh Burke guided-missile is stepping down as the CEO of Huntington Ingalls Industries, the company announced on Friday. Read More
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Huntington Ingalls Sees Record-Breaking 2020, Moving to Integrating Business Lines
After coming through 2020 with record sales and growing its unmanned systems portfolio through acquisitions and partnerships, Huntington Ingalls Industries plans to use that momentum in 2021 to integrate its different business lines to help its customers tackle more complex challenges, the company president said today. Read More
Submarine Industrial Base Ready to Grow – But Only If Pentagon, Congress Send the Right Signals
Huntington Ingalls Industries is confident its businesses are well-positioned for whatever the future of the Navy is – whether it’s the implementation of the Pentagon’s Battle Force 2045 plan or something else implemented by new leadership, according to the chief executive. Read More
Attack Sub Montana Christened at Newport News, As Yard Tries Keeping to Schedule Despite COVID
Despite the coronavirus pandemic taking its toll on submarine construction at Newport News Shipbuilding, as the company president announced last month, the shipyard and the crew of the future Montana (SSN-794) have been working hard to keep the Virginia-class attack sub on track to deliver to the fleet next year. Read More
Petters: Virginia-Class Subs Facing Most COVID-19 Delays at Newport News Shipbuilding
Newport News Shipbuilding has seen a disproportionate amount of its COVID-19-related delays and inefficiencies hit its Virginia-class attack submarine production line, as the yard has prioritized its available workforce on supporting maintenance for in-service submarines and aircraft carriers, the company’s CEO told investors today. Read More
Second America-Class Amphib USS Tripoli Commissions
The second America-class amphibious warship entered the U.S. Navy fleet in an administrative action on Wednesday, without the pomp and circumstance of a commissioning ceremony. Read More
Defense Contractors Remain Upbeat About 2021
A trio of large defense contractors belive their financial futures are secure in 2020 and 2021 – even with COVID-19 and a slowed federal budget process.
Huntington Ingalls Industries Execs ‘Disappointed’ Over FFG(X) Loss
This post was updated with a statement from Huntington Ingalls Industries.
Huntington Ingalls Industries executives are still smarting a week after the Navy awarded a potentially multi-billion-dollar frigate contract to rival shipbuilder Fincantieri.
Shipyards Continue to Balance COVID-19 Mitigation With Efficient Operations
It’s still too early to say if the COVID-19-related economic slowdown is significantly disrupting the production of major programs, the Navy’s top weapons-buyer said during a media call Tuesday.
Huntington Ingalls Industries Planning for Increased U.S. Navy Demand for UUVs
Huntington Ingalls Industries is restructuring its shipbuilding businesses to tap into the Navy’s growing demand for unmanned undersea vehicles. Read More