Photo Release -- Ingalls Shipbuilding Delivers DDG 1001 Aft PVLS to U.S. Navy

Photo Release -- Ingalls Shipbuilding Delivers DDG 1001 Aft PVLS to U.S. Navy

PASCAGOULA, Miss., July 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls
Industries' (NYSE:HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division announced today it has
delivered the final aft peripheral vertical launch system (PVLS) assemblies to
the U.S. Navy for the Zumwalt-class destroyer Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001). The
two units for the PVLS were delivered a week early.

Aft Peripheral Vertical Launch System
(PVLS) Delivered
 Marty Capalbo (seated, left) and John
 Broderick (seated, right) sign the
 paperwork transferring ownership of the
 final aft peripheral vertical launch
 system (PVLS) components for the DDG
 1000-class destroyer Michael Monsoor
 (DDG 1001) from Ingalls Shipbuilding to
 the U.S. Navy during a ceremony
 Wednesday. Capalbo is the DDG 1000
 configuration manager for Supervisor of
 Shipbuilding (SUPSHIP) Gulf Coast;
 Broderick is Ingalls' DDG 1000
 systems integration manager. Also
 present are (left to right) Jason
 Frioux, PVLS program manager, Ingalls;
 Chip Stargardt, Quality Assurance,
 SUPSHIP; D.R. Clark, PVLS ship
 superintendent, Ingalls; and Zachery
 Michini, production controller,
 SUPSHIP. Photo by Steve Blount

A photo accompanying this release is available at

"Our shipbuilders have done an outstanding job in incorporating lessons
learned from the first aft PVLS products," said Ingalls DDG 1000 Program
Manager Steve Sloan. "Delivering these products a week early demonstrates
smart shipbuilding by using previous experiences to integrate an improved plan
to do it better the second time around. With a constant focus on safety and
quality, our shipbuilders have done outstanding work on these units."

General Dynamics' Bath Iron Works is building the DDG 1001 hull, while Ingalls
is building the PVLS assemblies in Pascagoula and the composite hangar and
deckhouse at the company's composite center of excellence in Gulfport. The
PVLS distributes the missile launchers for the destroyer in separate four-cell
launcher compartments along the ship's hull. It is an alternative to the
traditional centralized missile magazines found on DDG 51-class ships. The
PVLS launcher configuration was chosen to significantly enhance the ship's

Four assembly units make up the aft PVLS. The first two units were delivered
in July 2012. The rest of the DDG 1001 work is expected to be complete in the
first quarter of 2014.

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.
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