Newport News Shipbuilding Launches Major Hiring Initiative

Newport News Shipbuilding has announced a major hiring initiative in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Virginia that will seek to train and hire for thousands of shipbuilding jobs over the next five years. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced Tuesday that as part of the hiring initiative, various state agencies and regional community colleges will work with Newport … [Read more...]

Newport News Shipbuilding to Test 3D Printing in Naval Shipbuilding

Huntington Ingalls' Newport News Shipbuilding division has partnered with 3D Systems to develop additive manufacturing technologies expected to accelerate the adoption of metal 3-D printing in the naval shipbuilding industry. The joint effort is expected to support future qualification and certification programs necessary to implement 3D printing technology for the U.S. Navy … [Read more...]

U.S. Navy Asks Huntington Ingalls for Pricing on Two New Aircraft Carriers

WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy asked shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries on Monday for detailed pricing on the cost of two aircraft carriers, showing the Trump administration is taking a serious look at doubling its order for the most expensive ship in the U.S. fleet. The Navy's request seeks to determine the savings achievable with a two-ship … [Read more...]

WATCH: 900-Ton Ford Class Superlift at Newport News Shipbuilding

Huntington Ingalls' Newport New Shipbuilding recently conducted a 900-ton superlift in the construction of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), the U.S. Navy's next generation aircraft carrier.  At 900 tons, the lift was equivalent to lifting about two Boeing 747's at their maximum take-off weight.  CVN-79 is the second Gerald R. … [Read more...]

Sea Trials for U.S. Navy’s Next Supercarrier Delayed

  WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) - The sea trial schedule for the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford has been delayed six to eight weeks after shipboard tests fell behind schedule, the U.S. Navy said on Tuesday. The aircraft carrier, being built by Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc, is scheduled to be delivered to the Navy on March 31, 2016. "The exact impact on … [Read more...]