DDG 117 delivered to Navy

PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Huntington Ingalls Industries� (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division delivered the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) to the Navy on Feb. 22. The signing of the DD 250 completion document officially transfers custody of the...

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Contract: Lockheed, $8.2M

Lockheed Martin, Rotary and Mission Systems, Moorestown, N.J., is awarded an $8,242,834 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-15-C-5151) to exercise options for ship integration and test of the Aegis Weapon System (AWS) for AWS Baselines...

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VT Halter gets NOAA contract

PASCAGOULA, Miss. - VT Halter Marine of Pascagoula has been selected for a preliminary contract design for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Auxiliary General Oceanographic Research (AGOR) Variant (NAV) ship, according to the company. Naval Sea Systems...

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Contract: Northrop, $55M

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is awarded $55,062,919 for modification P00011 to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm contract (N00019-16-C-0055). This modification provides for the procurement of five Fire Scout MQ-8C unmanned air systems and two...

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Contract: Austal USA, $16.3M

Austal USA LLC, Mobile, Ala., is awarded a $16,322,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee order against previously awarded contract N00024-11-C-2301 to provide engineering, management, and production services in support of prefabrication efforts, material procurement, and execution of work...

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HII expanding veteran, spouse hiring

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) is expanding efforts to create employment opportunities for military veterans and spouses. HII announced Jan. 16 that it has joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation�s �Hiring 100,000 Military Spouses� campaign to raise awareness of...

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Cronin named to panel

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. - Greg Cronin of Ocean Springs, president/CEO of Charter Bank, has been appointed to the Gulf Coast Restoration Fund committee. The panel will assist the Mississippi Development Authority with the distribution of funds from the settlement with BP regarding...

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Old Kmart getting new occupant

GAUTIER, Miss. - The long-empty Kmart here is about to become headquarters for a company expected to bring more than 200 jobs. Roy Rogers Communications Inc. a national AT&T dealership, will operate a call center out of the location, said company president Robert Hicks. Kmart...

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Contract: Austal, $21M

Austal USA LLC, Mobile, Ala., is being awarded a $21,070,175 cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N6931619F4000) against previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00024-15-G-2304) to accomplish the post shakedown availability (PSA) execution for the littoral combat ship, USS Manchester...

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Contract: Raytheon, 21.7M

Raytheon Co. Integrated Defense Systems, San Diego, Calif., is awarded a $21,678,728 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-15-C-2414) to exercise Option Year Four for life cycle engineering and support (LCE&S) services for LPD 17 class integrated...

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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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