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  • US Navy Selects Vigor Industrial for Arleigh Burke-Class Ship Repair, Support - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    US Navy Selects Vigor Industrial for Arleigh Burke-Class Ship Repair, Support

    Vigor Industrial has received a potential $42.2 million contract from the U.S. Navy for repairs and modifications to a guided-missile destroyer. The company said Monday services for the USS Sampson might include surface preparation, blasting and painting. The contract also covers possible work on parts of the ship such as the freeboard, hull, rudders, struts […] More

  • Lockheed gets $69M Navy contract modification for guided missile destroyer enhancement support - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed gets $69M Navy contract modification for guided missile destroyer enhancement support

    Lockheed Martin‘s rotary and mission systems business will help enhance the U.S. Navy‘s guided missile destroyers under a potential three-year, $68.5 million contract modification that runs through June 2021. The Defense Department said Thursday the company will support the restoration of the USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and supply five upgraded AN/SPY-1D(V) phased arrays for in-service […] More

  • Navy to Commission USS Ralph Johnson March 24 in South Carolina - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Navy to Commission USS Ralph Johnson March 24 in South Carolina

    The U.S. Navy has announced it will commission the guided-missile destroyer to be named USS Ralph Johnson on March 14, at Columbus Street Pier, Charleston, South Carolina. Georgeann McRaven, wife of retired Adm. Bill McRaven, will order the destroyer to service as the ship’s sponsor; while U.S. Marine Corps commandant Gen. Robert Neller will provide the commissioning’s principal address, […] More

  • Vigor Industrial Subsidiary to Help Repair USS Kidd Destroyer Ship - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Vigor Industrial Subsidiary to Help Repair USS Kidd Destroyer Ship

    A Vigor Industrial subsidiary has received a $19.6 million contract to support repair and alteration work on a U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer. Vigor Marine will support scheduled, selected restricted availability activities for the USS Kidd (DDG 100) as part of the service branch’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer ship repair program, the Defense Department said Tuesday. Contract work will occur in Everett, Washington, […] More

  • General Dynamics Gets Contract Option for Navy Ship Planning Yard Services - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Dynamics Gets Contract Option for Navy Ship Planning Yard Services

    General Dynamics has been awarded a $44.3 million contract modification to provide planning yard services for the U.S. Navy‘s guided missile destroyers and frigates. The Navy exercised an option under a previously awarded contract for the company to support integrated planning yard efforts for Arleigh Burke-class and Oliver Hazard Perry-class vessels, the Defense Department said Friday. DoD […] More

  • HII Holds Keel Authentication for Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee Destroyer - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    HII Holds Keel Authentication for Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee Destroyer

    A Huntington Ingalls Industries division has conducted a ceremony to authenticate the keel of a future U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer currently designated DDG 123. The authentication ceremony for the planned Arleigh Burke-class USS Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee hosted by Ingalls Shipbuilding featured ship sponsors Louisa Dixon, Virginia Munford and Pickett Wilson, colleagues of former Navy Secretary Ray […] More

  • Huntington Ingalls, Navy Christen Delbert D. Black Guided Missile Destroyer - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Huntington Ingalls, Navy Christen Delbert D. Black Guided Missile Destroyer

    Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ shipbuilding division hosted a christening ceremony Saturday for the U.S. Navy‘s future Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer Delbert D. Black (DDG 119). HII said Saturday approximately 1,200 people attended the event at the company’s shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi and Steven Giordano, master chief petty officer of the Navy, delivered the keynote address. Ima Black, widow of World War II […] More

  • Navy to Hold USS Delbert D. Black Destroyer Christening at HII Shipyard - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Navy to Hold USS Delbert D. Black Destroyer Christening at HII Shipyard

    The U.S. Navy will conduct a christening ceremony for the future USS Delbert D. Black guided-missile destroyer at a Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The ceremony to be held Nov. 4 at the Ingalls Shipbuilding facility will feature World War II Navy veteran and ship namesake MCPON Delbert Black’s widow Ima Black as the ship’s […] More

  • Huntington Ingalls, Navy Launch Delbert D. Black Destroyer - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Huntington Ingalls, Navy Launch Delbert D. Black Destroyer

    Huntington Ingalls Industries on Friday launched the U.S. Navy‘s future Delbert D. Black guided missile destroyer at a company facility in Pascagoula, Mississippi. HII said Tuesday its Ingalls Shipbuilding division moved DDG 51 to a floating dry dock with a rail car system then flooded the dock until the vessel could stay afloat. USS Delbert B. Black is named after the Navy’s […] More

  • Huntington Ingalls Redelivers Modernized USS Ramage Destroyer to Navy - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Huntington Ingalls Redelivers Modernized USS Ramage Destroyer to Navy

    Huntington Ingalls Industries has completed overhaul and modernization work on the U.S. Navy‘s USS Ramage guided missile destroyer, four days ahead of schedule. HII said Tuesday the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer re-entered the Navy fleet on Monday following an upgrade effort that began in November 2016 and included ship alterations, procurement of materials and repairs. The Navy awarded HII a […] More

  • Navy Solicits Bids for USS Fitzgerald Retrieval Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Navy Solicits Bids for USS Fitzgerald Retrieval Contract

    The U.S. Navy has begun to solicit proposals for a contract to transport the damaged USS Fitzgerald guided-missile destroyer back to U.S., United Press International reported Wednesday. The service branch is currently investigating the collision of USS Fitzgerald with a Philippine-flagged container ship off the coast of Honshu, Japan, in June. The Navy posted a solicitation notice on […] More

  • HII Subsidiary Completes Builder's Sea Trials of 'Ralph Johnson' Destroyer Ship - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    HII Subsidiary Completes Builder’s Sea Trials of ‘Ralph Johnson’ Destroyer Ship

    Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ Ingalls Shipbuilding unit has conducted builder’s sea trials on an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer built for the U.S. Navy. HII said Tuesday it tested the combat, main propulsion and other systems of USS Ralph Johnson for more than three days in the Gulf of Mexico. “DDG 114“™s sea trials showcase the skill of our […] More

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