HII contract focuses tech development on military’s urgent needs

Hii Contract With Military Mission Technologies

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Article below posted from author Megan Eckstein of Defense News on Aug. 22, 2022 after interviewing HII President and CEO Chris Kastner. 

HII contract focuses tech development on military’s urgent needs

(Defense News, Aug. 22, 2022) By Megan Eckstein)

WASHINGTON — A newly built-up division of American shipbuilder HII has several promising projects in development, and now also a contract with the Pentagon to marry them to urgent needs.

When HII — formerly called Huntington Ingalls Industries — rebranded in April as a global defense contractor, rather than just the largest U.S. shipbuilder, leaders spoke about the need to gain a foothold among the other armed services beyond the Navy. They also hoped to leverage the new Mission Technologies division to improve the company’s Ingalls Shipbuilding and Newport News Shipbuilding programs.

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HII is an all-domain defense and technologies partner, recognized worldwide as America’s largest shipbuilder. With a 135-year history of trusted partnerships in advancing U.S. national security, HII delivers critical capabilities ranging from the most powerful and survivable naval ships ever built, to unmanned systems, ISR and AI/ML analytics. HII leads the industry in mission-driven solutions that support and enable an all-domain force. Headquartered in Virginia, HII’s skilled workforce is 44,000 strong. For more information, visit:

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