Contract: Northrop, $7.2M

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $7,241,880 advance acquisition contract modification (P00002) to a previously awarded cost-reimbursable contract (N00019-18-C-1028). This modification extends the period of performance and provides additional...

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Future DDG named

WASHINGTON - Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer named a future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer (DDG 131) in honor of Korean War veteran, Navy Cross Recipient, and Aviation Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class George M. Neal. Neal served with Helicopter Utility Squadron...

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Contract: HII, $1.5B

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Pascagoula, Miss., was awarded a $1,471,290,677 fixed-price-incentive modification to previously awarded contract N00024-18-C-2406 for the procurement of the detail design and construction of Landing Platform Dock (LPD) 30, the first LPD 17 Flight...

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HII kicks off expansion

Huntington Ingalls Industries Shipbuilding is kicking off a $79 million expansion development project to reopen facilities on the east bank of the Pascagoula River. It's the biggest project planned for South Mississippi in 2019. Permits have been issued for $68 million for three...

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Trade show marks 30th year

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- Tuesday commemorated 30 years the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce brought businesses across the county together for their annual industrial trade show. The show was held at the B.E. “Mac” McGinty Civic Center, where businesses intermingled with one...

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New tug-barge delivered

The new articulated tug-barge (ATB) unit Evening Breeze/B. No. 252 has been delivered to Bouchard Transportation Co. Inc. in Melville, N.Y. It was built by VT Halter Marine and Bollinger Shipyard. The 112-foot 4,000-hp tug Evening Breeze left VT Halter Marine's...

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Keel laying for LHA 8

PASCAGOULA, Miss - The keel laying and authentication ceremony for the future USS Bougainville (LHA 8) was held at the Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Pascagoula shipyard Thursday. The ship’s sponsor, Ellyn Dunford, wife of Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the...

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Jackson first county to use powerful tool

A powerful economic tool called tax increment financing has been used by Mississippi cities for years to attract new business, and now Jackson County is the first county in the state to receive that tool. It's all thanks to historic legislation passed Thursday by the state...

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LHA 8 fabrication begins

PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Ingalls Shipbuilding officially started fabrication of the America-class amphibious assault ship Bougainville (LHA 8) on Oct. 15. The start of fabrication signifies the shipyard is ready for sustained production and ready to move forward with the construction...

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Ingalls awards STEM grants

PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Ingalls Shipbuilding handed out grants totaling $100,000 to teachers at 31 schools along the Gulf Coast to further STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education. Some teachers received checks for a few hundred dollars, while others totaled in the...

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