PHOTO RELEASE: Ingalls Shipbuilding Delivers Hangar for DDG 1001
PASCAGOULA, Miss., Sept. 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls
Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division
has delivered the composite hangar that will be used on the U.S. Navy's second
Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyer, Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001).
A photo accompanying this release is available at
"Our shipbuilders' performance on this hangar composite construction has
allowed us to deliver it nine days ahead of the commitment made last year,"
said Ingalls' DDG 1000 Program Manager Steve Sloan. "This construction time is
a significant improvement from the first set of class products to the second
set. It is a testament to the hard work and excellent logistics and
manufacturing processes put in place on this program. A considerable amount of
outfitting transpired earlier in the process allowing for the early delivery
The 220-ton structure will be translated to a shipping barge and sent to Maine
in early October. Ingalls is building the hangar, peripheral vertical launch
system (PVLS) and composite deckhouse for Michael Monsoor. The PVLS was
delivered in July, and all that remains is the deckhouse delivery expected in
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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CONTACT: Bill Glenn
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