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Photo Release -- Submarine Minnesota Delivered on Budget and Ahead of Schedule



Photo Release -- Submarine Minnesota Delivered on Budget and Ahead of Schedule

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., June 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls
Industries (NYSE:HII) announced that the company's Newport News Shipbuilding
(NNS) division delivered the submarine Minnesota (SSN 783) to the U.S. Navy
today. The boat, the last of the Block II Virginia-class submarines, delivered
nearly 11 months ahead of schedule.

Minnesota Delivery
 Minnesota (SSN 783), the last of the
 Block II Virginia-class submarines,
 delivered today, nearly 11 months ahead
 of schedule.

A photo accompanying this release is available at
http://media.globenewswire.com/hii/mediagallery.html?pkgid=19183

"This vessel embodies the unwavering spirit of her sponsor, Ellen Roughead,
the pride and commitment of our shipbuilders, and the strength of her crew,"
said Jim Hughes, NNS' vice president of submarines and fleet support. "We are
extremely proud to deliver Minnesota to the U.S. Navy."

Construction of Minnesota began in February 2008, and the keel was
authenticated in May 2011. The 10th Virginia-class submarine, named to honor
residents of Minnesota and their continued support of the U.S. military, was
christened Oct. 27, 2012. Minnesota's commissioning date has been scheduled by
the Secretary of the Navy for Sept. 7.

"This is a success story of the teamwork between the crew and shipbuilder,"
said Cmdr. John Fancher, Minnesota's commanding officer. "The team reached the
finish line together with quality craftsmanship by the shipbuilder, coupled
with a crew that was given the opportunity to train as necessary to operate
the submarine to its fullest extent during the combined trials. Words fail to
fully describe how proud I am of the entire crew when I think of how far we
have come since starting this journey over 30 months ago. They have achieved
every goal that has been set in front of them and done it exceptionally well."
 

NNS is teamed with General Dynamics Electric Boat to build Virginia-class
submarines, which use advanced technologies to increase firepower,
maneuverability and stealth. The 377-foot long submarines are capable of
submerged speeds of more than 25 knots and can stay submerged for up to three
months at a time.

B-roll video from the submarine's sea trials is available here:
http://media.globenewswire.com/cache/14858/file/19528.wmv

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) designs, builds and maintains nuclear and
non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and provides after-market
services for military ships around the globe. For more than a century, HII has
built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder at
its Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding divisions. Employing
about 37,000 in Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana and California, HII also
provides a wide variety of products and services to the commercial energy
industry and other government customers, including the Department of Energy.
For more information about HII, visit:

  * HII on the web: www.huntingtoningalls.com
  * HII on Facebook: www.facebook.com/HuntingtonIngallsIndustries
  * HII on Twitter: twitter.com/hiindustries

CONTACT: Christie Miller
         (757) 380-3581
         Christine.Miller@hii-co.com

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