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Huntington Ingalls nabs $187.1M for overhaul of USS John C. Stennis

Huntington Ingalls nabs $187.1M for overhaul of USS John C. Stennis

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May 6 (UPI) -- Huntington Ingalls was awarded a $ 187.1 million contract modification Wednesday for the refueling complex overhaul of USS John C. Stennis, according to the Pentagon. The Stennis the seventh Nimitz-class nuclear-powered supercarrier in the United States Navy and is currently docked at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia. The deal, which modifies a contract awarded in 2018, funds continued advance planning efforts including material forecasting, long lead time material procurement and pre-overhaul tests and inspections on the ship, with an expected completion date of January 2021. This contract was awarded as the result of a sole-source acquisition, citing a clause in U.S. code that waives federal competition requirements if the property or services are available from only on...
Navy, Huntington Ingalls Relight USS George Washington’s hull lights

Navy, Huntington Ingalls Relight USS George Washington’s hull lights

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Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The crew of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington, along with Huntington Ingalls' Newport News Shipbuilding Division, relighted the ship's hull lights this week in a ceremony, Huntington Ingalls announced. HII said Friday the vessel is undergoing final outfitting and testing, and its refueling and complex overhaul is 70 percent complete. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier began the overhaul in 2017, a process that has included the overhaul and upgrade of the ship's combat systems and other warfighting capabilities. At this week's ceremony, 244 lightbulbs on the port and starboard sides of the carrier were turned on to illuminate the number "73" -- the ship's carrier number -- which hasn't been illuminated since the overhaul began. "We're proud of the progress being m...
Watch: Huntington Prep's Jimma Gatwech provides high school dunk of season

Watch: Huntington Prep's Jimma Gatwech provides high school dunk of season

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Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Huntington Prep junior guard Jimma Gatwech provided one of the best dunks of the high school basketball season in a win over Blue Ridge School. Gatwech's slam came in the second quarter of the Irish's 66-61 win against the Barons on Friday in Floyd County, Va. Gatwech stole the ball from Blue Ridge and broke out in the open court. He sprinted coast-to-coast before reaching the paint. Gatwech put the ball on the floor with his right hand before picking it up with both hands. He then jumped and threw the ball behind his back before putting it back in his right hand for a powerful finish. This is far from the first time Gatwech has taken flight for a complicated dunk. He also went aerial in December while playing against Our Savior New American for one of his many high-flying...
Huntington Ingalls contracted for further repairs on USS Fitzgerald

Huntington Ingalls contracted for further repairs on USS Fitzgerald

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March 9 (UPI) -- Huntington Ingalls was awarded a contract from the U.S. Navy to continue repairs on the USS Fitzgerald.The deal, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, is valued at more than $ 77.5 million under the terms of a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, which is a modification to a previous award.The modified contract between the U.S. Navy and Huntington Ingalls enables the company to continue emergent repair and restoration, in additional to, collision repairs, maintenance and modernization of the USS Fitzgerald, the Pentagon said in a press release.The USS Fitzgerald is a guided missile destroyer that collided with a container ship offshore Japan in June 2017 that left seven U.S. sailors dead.Work will occur in Pascagoula, Miss., and is expected to be complete by January 20...
Huntington Ingalls launches 8th National Security Cutter for Coast Guard

Huntington Ingalls launches 8th National Security Cutter for Coast Guard

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Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries launched its eighth National Security Cutter vessel, Midgett, for the U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday.Midgett, a Legend-class cutter, launched off a dock in Pascagoula, Miss., Wednesday morning and will be christened during a ceremony Dec. 9."As the National Security Cutter program continues to mature, we are providing our Coast Guard customer the best ships in their fleet," Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias said. "Our shipbuilders know and understand the importance of quality in building these highly capable cutters so the men and women of the Coast Guard can perform their important national security missions."Legend-class cutters are being designed and procured to replace the service's legacy Hamilton-class cutters, which have been ...