Contract: Northrop, $14.2M

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is awarded $14,187,994 for modification P00037 to a previously awarded fixed-price, incentive-fee contract (N00019-15-C-0002) in support of the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system. This modification incorporates integrated...

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Port gets MDOT funding

The Department of Transportation (MDOT) has announced $10.1 million in grants from the Mississippi Transportation Commission for intermodal projects for regional and municipal airports, ports, railroads and public transit systems throughout the state. Eight ports received...

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FERC OKs LNG project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) gave Kinder Morgan the go-ahead to build its billion-dollar Gulf liquid natural gas (LNG) export project in Pascagoula, Miss., overcoming Democrat opposition concerns about the impact on climate change. Kinder Morgan originally...

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Contract: VT Halter Marine, $2.9M

VT Halter Marine of Pascagoula, Miss., has won a contract worth nearly $2.9 million by the Naval Sea Systems Command. VT Halter Marine was one of four U.S.-based companies awarded a contract under the Common Hull Auxiliary Mission Platform – called CHAMP. VT Halter Marine’s...

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Ship will next head to Uruguay

MOSS POINT, Miss. - The Southern Star, built at Omega Shipyard, has been christened and is now ready to head to South America. A christening ceremony was held Monday at the Moss Point shipyard. Following the christening, invited guests took a short river cruise on the Southern...

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MQ-8C now initial operation capable

The U.S. Navy declared initial operational capability for the Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter on June 28. It clears the way for the unmanned air vehicle to begin fleet operations and training. The MQ-8C is to deploy aboard the Navy's littoral combat ships in...

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VT Halter starts on third berthing barge

PASCAGOULA, Miss. - VT Halter Marine has started construction on the third auxiliary personnel lighter – small (APL(S)) for the Navy. APL(S) is a new class of berthing barges commissioned by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). VT Halter was awarded a $77.9 million...

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Contract: BAE Systems, others $747M

BAE System Technology Solutions and Services Inc., Rockville, Md. (N00039-19-D-0031); Serco Inc., Herndon, Va. (N00039-19-D-0032); and Scientific Research Corp., Atlanta, Ga. (N00039-19-D-0033), are each awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-only...

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Credit union marks 80 years

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. - Navigator Credit Union, with more than 43,000 members, celebrated 80 years of service on Monday. Founded in 1939 by seven shipyard workers at Ingalls, it has 13 branches stretching from Daphne, Ala., to Gulfport, Miss., and assets of $340 million. Navigator...

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Another company in commerce center

GAUTIER, Miss. - A ribbon cutting event was held Tuesday for the second business to set up shop inside a condominium center in Gautier. The center is a first for the state of Mississippi, where businesses purchase a unit rather than rent. Bishop Insurance Agency opened its fourth...

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