Huntington Ingalls Industries
|Traded as||NYSE: HII|
|Predecessor(s)||Northrop Grumman Ship Systems
Northrop Grumman Newport News
(as Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding)
(as Huntington Ingalls Industries)
|Headquarters||Newport News, Virginia, United States|
|Key people||Mike Petters (President)|
It was formerly known as Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding (NGSB), created on January 28, 2008 by the merger of Northrop Grumman's two shipbuilding sectors, Northrop Grumman Ship Systems and Northrop Grumman Newport News. The company takes its name from the founders of its two main facilities: Collis P. Huntington (Newport News) and Robert Ingalls (Pascagoula).
Mike Petters is currently the president and CEO of Huntington Ingalls Industries (formerly president of the Newport News shipyard and president of the Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding) .
HII is the sole designer, builder, and refueler of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers in the United States. It is one of two nuclear-powered submarine builders. 70% of the current, active US Navy fleet has been built by HII's erstwhile units.
HII operates facilities in several key locations across the US:
- Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Virginia (nuclear aircraft carriers, submarines, overhaul)
- Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Mississippi (surface combatants, amphibs, Coast Guard large cutters)
- Avondale Shipyard, New Orleans, Louisiana (amphibs, auxiliaries, to be closed in 2013)
- Virginia Beach, Virginia (AMSEC, fleet support)
- San Diego, California (continental maritime, fleet repair and support)
- Gulfport, Mississippi (composite R&D, composite components)
- Tallulah, Louisiana (components and subassemblies, closed in 2011)
- Waggaman, Louisiana (closed in 2011)
HII's current order backlog amounts to $22.4 billion.
Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers
America-class amphibious assault ship
The US Navy awarded HII a $2.4 billion fixed-price incentive contract for the detail design and construction of the amphibious assault ship America (LHA-6), the lead ship of her class. Work will be performed primarily at the company's shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss., and ship delivery is scheduled for 2012.
San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock
In April 2011, the US Navy awarded HII a $1.5 billion contract for the construction of John P. Murtha (LPD-26), the tenth of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport docks. This was the first Navy contract awarded to HII, though Ingalls Shipbuilding had already built three ships of the class.
Virginia-class attack submarines
- Huntington Ingalls Industries
- HII 10-K, FY2012, p. 8.
- Navy Names New Amphibious Assault Ship
- "Ingalls Shipbuilding Awarded U.S. Navy Contract Worth $1.5 Billion to Build Company's 10th San Antonio-Class Amphibious Transport Dock". Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. 1 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-03.
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