NEWPORT NEWS, Va., March 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) hosted Rep. Gwen Graham, D-Fla., Wednesday for a tour of the company’s Undersea Solutions Group (USG) subsidiary.
Graham met with USG’s engineers to learn about their current work with underwater vehicles, including Proteus, a dual-mode underwater vehicle designed to deliver large payloads at distances of hundreds of miles in either manned or unmanned modes. Proteus is currently completing a simulated 30-day mission in USG’s outdoor test tank. Graham also received an update on USG’s overhaul and modernization of an Egyptian Navy submersible.
“Undersea Solutions Group provides our military a vital service that will continue to grow as our Navy incorporates more manned and unmanned undersea vehicles in its missions,” Graham said. “I’m proud to see these specialized, technologically advanced vehicles designed and built in north Florida. I appreciate the opportunity to tour USG’s facilities and meet with its employees to learn more about undersea vehicles and their capabilities.”
Graham represents Florida’s second congressional district.
Undersea Solutions Group Vice President Ross Lindman shows Rep. Gwen Graham the interior of an underwater vehicle at USG's facilities in Panama City Beach, Florida. Photo by Matt Harringer
“It has been a privilege to host Representative Graham to show her the innovative work we are doing at USG,” said Ross Lindman, USG’s vice president, operations. “The manned and unmanned undersea vehicles we develop and build, together with vehicles like the LSV 2 built by Newport News Shipbuilding, illustrate the broad set of capabilities in undersea vehicles within the Huntington Ingalls Industries family. Seeing these vehicles close up drives home how capable they are.”
About Undersea Solutions Group
Undersea Solutions Group develops and builds specialized manned and unmanned undersea vehicles for military customers around the world. USG has built or converted specialized craft for a variety of purposes, including support of submersibles and submarines, special warfare, testing of mine warfare systems, torpedo countermeasures and more. Originally established in 1972, USG operates in Panama City Beach, Florida, and reports to HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division.
About Huntington Ingalls Industries
Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of manufacturing, engineering and management services to the nuclear energy, oil and gas markets. 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. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs nearly 36,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit: