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HII Shipbuilding Unit Kicks Off Fabrication on DDG 119 Guided Missile Destroyer

HII Shipbuilding Unit Kicks Off Fabrication on DDG 119 Guided Missile Destroyer - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Huntington-Logo_ExecutiveBizThe Ingalls Shipbuilding unit of Huntington Ingalls Industries has started the fabrication process for the Delbert D. Black (DDG 119), named after the first U.S. Navy Master Chief Petty Officer during World War II.

HII said Tuesday the process marks the beginning of the modular construction phase for the pre-fabricated components of the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer.

Black's wife Ima served as the ship's sponsor during the fabrication ceremony held Tuesday in Pascagoula, Mississippi.

Capt. Mark Vandroff, DDG 51 class program manager at the Navy, and George Nungesser, DDG 51 program manager at Ingalls, were also in attendance.

HII has already handed 28 Arleigh Burke-class vessels to the service branch for use in crisis management, power projection and maritime defense operations.

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Written by Jane Edwards

is a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, where she writes for ExecutiveBiz about IT modernization, cybersecurity, space procurement and industry leaders’ perspectives on government technology trends.

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