Germany opts for Triton

Germany's defense ministry has decided to buy high-altitude MQ-4C Triton unmanned surveillance planes built by Northrop Grumman for deliveries after 2025, ministry sources said on Tuesday. The new drones will replace the Euro Hawk program, which Berlin canceled in May 2013 after...


Aquaculture students release fish

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. -- Twenty five hundred speckled trout are now back in the wild thanks to a class of Ocean Springs High School students, the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Lab and the Department of Marine Resources. For the last three years, scientists...


WMSL 756 christened

PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Ingalls Shipbuilding on Saturday christened the seventh Legend-class National Security Cutter, Kimball (WMSL 756). Ingalls is the sole builder of Legend-class National Security Cutters, and has delivered six to the Coast Guard. Kimball is scheduled to start...


The budget and ships

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran has released a list of 10 ships included in the Pentagon appropriations bill. Cochran (R-Miss.) chairs the Senate Appropriations Committee. The Senate appropriates bill would include $1.8B for the 13th San Antonio-class LPD amphibious warship and $1.6B for an...


VT Halter overspray shed

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- The 39,000 square-foot sandblast and paint building VT Halter Marine has agreed to build will be integrated to allow within its walls complete surface preparation and final painting of unassembled ship sections. The idea is to keep emissions out of nearby...


Investment hits $1M so far

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- Investors have already spent more than $1 million on a new strip mall going into Shipyard Plaza, where Big Lots is one of the anchors. Shipyard Plaza, just west of the Wal-Mart Supercenter, is getting three stores of roughly 8,400 square feet, two of which...


USCG awards contracts

Ingalls Shipbuilding and VT Halter Marine of Pascagoula were among five companies that were awarded firm, fixed-price contracts from the U.S. Coast Guard for heavy polar icebreaker design studies and analysis. The other companies awarded contracts Wednesday were Bollinger Shipyards,...


Towns get on lists

South Mississippi's Gulfport and Ocean Springs have managed to land on two lists. Thrillist Travel released its list of underappreciated American cities and included Gulfport. Earlier, the travel website Expedia included Ocean Springs on a list of America’s more artistic towns....


Ports, Cuba sign accords

The Mississippi ports of Pascagoula and Gulfport signed agreements in Cuba on Monday with an eye to future business and with a Republican U.S. senator from the state looking on, despite concerns President Donald Trump might backtrack on improved relations. Sen. Thad Cochran is the only Republican...


Keel laid for DDG 121

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- The keel of future guided-missile destroyer USS Frank E. Petersen, Jr. (DDG 121) was ceremoniously laid Feb. 21 at Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard. Although official construction of DDG 121 began April 2016, the keel laying symbolically recognizes the...


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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