Navy to christen DDG 119

The Navy will christen the newest guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119), during a 10:00 a.m. CST ceremony Nov. 4 at Huntington Ingalls Industries Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss. It will be the 69th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer and is the fifth of 13 ships currently under contract for the DDG 51 program. The ship will be configured as a Flight IIA destroyer. Delbert D. Black will be equipped with the Navy's Aegis Combat System, and will incorporate Cooperative Engagement Capability that when combined with the Aegis Combat System will permit groups of ships and aircraft to link radars to provide a composite picture of the battle space effectively increasing the theater space. The capability is designed to provide the Navy with a 21st century fighting edge. The nearly 9,500-ton Delbert D. Black is 509.5 feet in length, has a waterline beam of 59 feet and has a navigational draft of 31 feet. Four gas turbine engines will power the ship to speeds in excess of 30 knots. (Source: DoD, 11/02/17)

Contract: Ingalls, $7M

Ingalls Shipbuilding of Pascagoula, Miss., was awarded a $7,016,664 cost-plus-fixed fee contract for post-delivery planning yard services in

DHS picks Mississippi

Mississippi State University in Starkville was chosen by the Department of Homeland Security as a base of operations for drone research. Research

B&D expands, creating 35 jobs

B&D Plastics, LLC is expanding in Gautier, Miss., a $750,000 corporate investment that will create 35 jobs. B&D Plastics is one of the

Northrop expanding in Moss Point

PASCAGOULA, Miss. – Northrop Grumman Unmanned Systems Center will expand its operation at Trent Lott International Airport in Moss Point,

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