PASCAGOULA, Mississippi, Aug. 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — HII, a global defense and technology partner HII today announced that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been awarded a US Navy contract to begin combat systems availability for the Zumwalt– class destroyer, Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002). During this availability, Ingalls will complete the installation, activation and testing of combat systems to ensure a fully functional system is ready for operation in the Navy’s fleet, as part of the approach of progressive delivery of the Navy.
“HII is delighted to support our Navy colleagues in bringing this new capability to the fleet,” said Kari Wilkinson, President of Ingalls Shipbuilding. “As a dedicated partner in building and enabling the Navy’s destroyer systems, Ingalls looks forward to leveraging the expertise and modernized facilities of our shipbuilders to support the systems and platforms of the Navy. future generation of the Navy.”
The $41.6 million incentive fee contract allows Ingalls to begin program management, labor, materials and facilities to accomplish industrial efforts and fleet industrial efforts to support the ship’s combat system.
The DDG 1002 features a state-of-the-art electric propulsion system, armor-piercing tumblehome hull, stealth design and is equipped with the most advanced combat technology and weaponry. This ship will be capable of performing a range of deterrence, power projection, maritime control, and command and control missions while allowing the Navy to evolve with new systems and missions.
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HII is an all-around defense and technology partner, recognized worldwide as America’s largest shipbuilder. With a 135-year history of trusted partnerships in advancing America’s national security, HII delivers critical capabilities ranging from the most powerful and resilient warships ever built to unmanned systems, ISR and AI analytics. /ML. HII is the industry leader in mission-driven solutions that support and enable strength in all areas. Based in Virginia, HII’s skilled workforce numbers 44,000. For more information visit:
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