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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., April 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that its Technical Solutions division has received a contract award to provide engineering services and technical, logistics, maintenance and installation/alteration support to Naval Sea System Command’s Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD).

AMSEC LLC, now part of the Fleet Support Group of HII’s Technical Solutions division, will perform the work for NSWCPD’s Cargo and Weapons Handling Division in major home ports in the United States, as well as in Canada and Egypt. If all options are exercised, the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, worth approximately $39 million, is expected to be completed by April 2022.

The work includes ship alterations, ship change documents, authorized work items, system repairs, operability testing, certification and inspections. Tasks also include drawing and technical manual development, fabrication of material and support for cargo/weapons and personnel elevators, dumbwaiters, magazine-handling systems, aircraft elevators and vertical package conveyors. The work will be conducted on U.S. Navy and Military Sealift Command ships, including LHA- and LHD-class amphibious assault ships, LPD-class amphibious transport docks, LSD-class dock landing ships, T-AOE-class fast combat support ships and T-AKE-class dry cargo/ammunition ships.

Dave Henshaw, program manager of the Fleet Support Group’s elevator support unit, said AMSEC has demonstrated a reliable performance record since its first task award in 1981. “Our technical experts have a commitment to safety and quality and have continuously supported the NSWCPD’s mission to deploy critically needed weapons and cargo-handling equipment technologies to the fleet,” he said.

James “Rocket” Hamilton, a director of operations for HII’s Fleet Support Group, added: “Our key personnel have over 112 years of combined conveyor, cargo/weapons elevator and deck machinery technical, logistics and engineering experience. With the increased operational tempo and current pressures on maintenance and modernization budgets, it is even more critical that NSWCPD can depend on a reliable partner.”

HII Technical Solutions is a professional services business providing solutions to a variety of government and commercial customers worldwide. The division was formed in December 2016 when HII acquired Camber Corp. and combined it with HII’s existing services subsidiaries, including AMSEC, Continental Maritime of San Diego, Newport News Industrial, SN3, Undersea Solutions Group and UniversalPegasus International. Technical Solutions provides fleet maintenance and modernization, unmanned solutions and rapid prototyping, agile software development and network engineering, training systems, logistics support, nuclear engineering and fabrication, and oil and gas engineering. Technical Solutions employs more than 5,000 people working in 35 states and 11 countries, with mobile “fly-away” teams that support emergent situations around the globe.

About Huntington Ingalls Industries

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Integrated Missions Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs nearly 37,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:             

Statements in this release, other than statements of historical fact, constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed in these statements. Factors that may cause such differences include: changes in government and customer priorities and requirements (including government budgetary constraints, shifts in defense spending, and changes in customer short-range and long-range plans); our ability to estimate our future contract costs and perform our contracts effectively; changes in procurement processes and government regulations and our ability to comply with such requirements; our ability to deliver our products and services at an affordable life cycle cost and compete within our markets; natural and environmental disasters and political instability; adverse economic conditions in the United States and globally; changes in key estimates and assumptions regarding our pension and retiree health care costs; security threats, including cyber security threats, and related disruptions; and other risk factors discussed in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. There may be other risks and uncertainties that we are unable to predict at this time or that we currently do not expect to have a material adverse effect on our business, and we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements that we may make.


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