MCLEAN, Va. Aug. 11, 2022 – HII’s (NYSE: HII) Mission Technologies division has been awarded a Mobility Air Force Distributed Mission Operations (MAF DMO) task order under the U.S. Air Force’s Training Systems Acquisition III contract. The $79 million task order includes a base period and five one-year options.  

HII will support Air Mobility Command’s MAF DMO operations and integration to enable persistent, distributed training of aircrews worldwide. HII’s live, virtual and constructive (LVC) capabilities — including network engineering, cybersecurity, standards development and logistics — will support a wide range of joint and combined exercises.

“Realistic training environments are critical to preparing warfighters for mission success,” said Andy Green, president of Mission Technologies. “Our dedicated team is thrilled to extend our more than 20 years of expertise delivering LVC solutions and network operations across defense and coalition forces.” 

HII will operate and maintain the Distributed Training Center and the Distributed Training Center Network to support global Aircrew Training Systems. The work will serve vital network connectivity and interoperability between Air Force major commands.

“Optimal network performance to support warfighter training is vital to ensure the accuracy and safety of the mission,” said Glenn Goodman, president of Mission Technologies’ LVC Solutions business group. “Our engineers are industry experts in the design, development and operations of cyber-secure, large-scale distributed training architectures, and we look forward to supporting successful training operations worldwide.” 

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McLean, Va.  Aug. 3, 2022 — Global defense and technologies partner HII (NYSE: HII) has been awarded a $127 million task order to support the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) to perform research, development, test and evaluation of emerging technologies.

Under the task order, HII will enhance the functionality and capability of systems integration through the development of software and hardware capabilities, systems engineering, research and analysis. The support will develop and create new knowledge for the enhancement of the Defense Technical Information Center repository and the research and development, and science and technology community.  

“Through proven methodologies and tools, our team will deliver solutions that deliver greater efficiencies across the systems used by the Security Cooperation community,” said Garry Schwartz, president of HII Mission Technologies C5ISR business group. “This will increase DSCA’s ability to achieve milestone success and realize cost savings while addressing enhancements that will benefit all DOD-administered Security Assistance programs.”

The five-year contract was awarded under the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center’s (IAC) multiple-award contract by the U.S. Air Force’s 774th Enterprise Sourcing Squadron.

The DOD IAC, sponsored by the Defense Technical Information Center, provides technical data management and research support for the DOD and federal government users. The IAC program serves the DOD science and technology, and acquisition communities to drive innovation and technological developments by enhancing collaboration through integrated scientific and technical information development and dissemination for the DOD and broader science and technology community.

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About HII

 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 please visit:

Disclaimer. “This material is based upon work supported by the DoD Information Analysis Center Program Management Office (DoD IAC PMO), sponsored by the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) under Contract No. FA807518D0002.”

Approved for Public Release, Distribution Unlimited. “Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the 774th Enterprise Sourcing Squadron (774 ESS).”

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MCLEAN, Va. Aug. 1, 2022 — Global defense and technologies partner HII (NYSE: HII) has been awarded the Decisive Mission Actions and Technology Services task order under the General Services Administration One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services multiple award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract. Support under this task order includes technology, development, integration, collaboration and sustainment support. It also includes threat and specialized analysis and analytics support, as well as operations integration and operational effects support.

This task order has a ceiling value of $826 million with a total period of performance consisting of a one-year base period and four, one-year option periods.

“Advancing U.S. national security is HII’s highest priority,” said Andy Green, president of HII’s Mission Technologies division. “We are proud to partner with the Department of Defense and its mission partners to deliver critical integrated technology services to counter and deter current and emerging global threats.”

Under this task order, HII’s Mission Technologies division will support all DOD service components, component research labs, components of the DOD Fourth Estate, National Intelligence Agencies and Combatant Commands.

“The award of this task order further accelerates HII’s ability to support DOD in developing the next generation of technology innovation,” said Garry Schwartz, president of HII’s C5ISR business group. “We look forward to providing the department integrated services to solve the most challenging security threats facing our nation.”

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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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MCLEAN, Va. (July 25, 2022) — HII’s (NYSE: HII) Mission Technologies division has been awarded a task order to provide spectrum assessments across technical, policy and strategy areas for the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer.

“Spectrum” refers to the range of invisible radio frequencies across which wireless signals travel. Consumers rely on spectrum for daily interactions including calls and the use of apps from mobile devices. The U.S. military relies on spectrum for performance of critical capabilities including military communications, navigation, radar and nonintrusive inspection of aircraft and other equipment. The Defense Department also relies on electromagnetic spectrum for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance applications such as missile early warning and signals intelligence.

HII will support the Chief Information Officer’s Electromagnetic Spectrum Enterprise, Policy, and Programs and advance the electromagnetic spectrum enterprise and management operations by providing technical assessments and facilitating spectrum policy development.

“HII’s spectrum engineers and policy experts have supported the DOD and commercial carrier spectrum bandwidth for more than 65 years,” said Garry Schwartz, president of HII’s Mission Technologies C5ISR business group. “This award reaffirms the strength in our partnership as we continue to accelerate our nation’s electromagnetic spectrum superiority strategy.”

The five-year contract was a recompete win for HII and will have a value of $44 million if all years are exercised. HII was awarded this contract under the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center’s multiple-award contract awarded by the U.S. Air Force’s 774th Enterprise Sourcing Squadron.

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 About HII

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:

About DOD IAC Program

The DOD Information Analysis Centers, sponsored by the Defense Technical Information Center, provides technical data management and research support for the DOD and federal government users. Established in 1946, the IAC program serves the DOD science & technology and acquisition communities to drive innovation and technological developments by enhancing collaboration through integrated scientific and technical information development and dissemination for the DoD and broader S&T community.

Disclaimer. “This material is based upon work supported by the DoD Information Analysis Center Program Management Office (DoD IAC PMO), sponsored by the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)under Contract No. FA807518D0002.”

Approved for Public Release, Distribution Unlimited. “Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the 774th Enterprise Sourcing Squadron (774 ESS).”

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PASCAGOULA, Miss., June 13, 2022 — All-domain defense and technologies partner HII (NYSE:HII) announced today the successful demonstration of capabilities enabling HII-built amphibious warships to launch, operate with and recover HII-built large-diameter unmanned underwater vehicles (LDUUV).

The research and development initiative between HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding and Mission Technologies divisions is among a portfolio of corporate led and funded internal research and development efforts aimed at advancing mission-critical technology solutions in support of HII’s national security customers.

“HII is committed to advancing the future of distributed maritime operations and demonstrating our capability to support unmanned vehicles on amphibious ships,” said Kari Wilkinson, president of Ingalls Shipbuilding, which hosted and partnered in the demonstration. “I am very proud of our team’s initiative to strengthen the flexibility of the ships we build by anticipating the challenges and opportunities that exist for our customers.”

“This is a great example of how HII can leverage expertise across divisions to develop unique solutions for customers,” said Andy Green, president of Mission Technologies. “HII is focused on growing critical enabling technologies, like unmanned systems and AI/ML data analytics, to help further enhance the capabilities of our national security platforms.”

HII-built San Antonio-class amphibious warships have unique well decks that can be flooded to launch and recover various maritime platforms. The U.S. Navy has previously demonstrated the ability to recover space craft from the amphibious warship well deck.

HII’s Advanced Technology Group, comprised of employees from across the company, performed the launch and recovery demonstration with a prototype platform called Pharos and HII’s LDUUV Proteus. The demonstration took place in the Pascagoula River.

The demonstration involved having the LDUUV approach and be captured by the Pharos cradle, while Pharos was being towed behind a small craft that simulated an amphibious ship at low speed. Pharos was put in a tow position, then using a remote control, it was ballasted down in the trailing position allowing the LDUUV to navigate into Pharos. Once the unmanned vehicle was captured, Pharos was deballasted back up into a recovery and transport position. The demonstration also included ballasting down to launch the LDUUV after the capture.

Pharos is outfitted with heavy duty wheels to allow its transport maneuverability within the well deck of an amphibious ship for stowage on the vehicle decks. Pharos can be rolled off the back of an amphibious ship while using the ship’s existing winch capabilities to extend and retract the platform from the well deck. The Pharos design is scalable and reconfigurable to fit various unmanned underwater or unmanned surface vehicles.

The Pharos design was conducted by HII, and three main partners supported the development. The University of New Orleans, in conjunction with the Navy, performed the initial model testing, and the prototype device was fabricated by Metal Shark in Louisiana.

HII is currently exploring modifications for other UUV’s and participating in live demonstrations with the fleet within the next year. HII will use results from the Pharos demonstration to further mature concepts and continue to develop innovative national security solutions.

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HII’s Pharos prototype platform being towed behind a small craft in the Pascagoula River while recovering HII’s Proteus LDUUV during a demonstration June 8, 2022.

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 please visit:

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MCLEAN, Va. June 10, 2022 — HII (NYSE: HII) announced today that Jeff Jackson has been named senior director of talent development for its Mission Technologies division. He will report to Melanie Anderson, Mission Technologies’ senior vice president of human resources.

In the new role, Jackson will lead talent strategies in alignment with Mission Technologies’ strategic business and human capital objectives. This includes leadership development; coaching/mentoring; training; career paths; performance management; employee engagement; diversity, equity and inclusion; and other culture-shaping initiatives.

With the successful integration of a series of strategic acquisitions in recent years, HII’s talent portfolio has expanded in highly technical skills sets across leading-edge national security solutions including C5ISR, advanced military training and simulation, artificial intelligence, big data, electronic warfare and more.

“We are very pleased to welcome Jeff to the team,” Anderson said. “Jeff’s strong talent development experience is going to be a game-changer for our people as we continue to build innovative and inspiring programs and plans in several key areas.”

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Jeff Jackson

Jackson brings extensive talent development experience across private and public sector organizations. He has advised companies from a variety of industries on human capital and talent strategy and implementation, most recently leading a portfolio of enterprise-wide talent development programs and initiatives for a defense contractor with more than 90,000 employees.

Jackson holds a bachelor’s degree in American studies and business management from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in organizational psychology from Columbia University.

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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HII showcased the company’s advanced intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) and unmanned/autonomous capabilities for the special operations community at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC 2022).

HII highlighted solutions that will provide enhanced situational awareness and intelligence analysis for Special Operations for both counterterrorism operations and potential conflicts against near-peer adversaries.

“The Special Operations community is seeking to use, influence and shape intelligence, and HII is prepared to provide the artificial intelligence and machine learning tools that deliver multi-lingual search, understanding of a population sentiment, and help to identify false narratives while delivering results at near-real time," said Steven Moore, director of Artificial Intelligence Solutions at HII’s Mission Technologies division.

HII also featured the company’s unique capabilities in unmanned and autonomous platforms which are critical to the future of special operations missions.

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Vice Adm. Collin Green, deputy commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, views a demonstration of HII artificial intelligence platforms that distill and curate the most meaningful data for near real time missions.

HII demonstrations at SOFIC included:

Tactical Edge Sensing and Process

HII’s Nano Cricket technology brings modular, open, high performance computer hardware to the tactical edge, enabling the rapid collection, processing, exploitation and dissemination of tactical data.

AI-Powered Analytics

Ranked as a top 10 federal AI contractor, HII’s AI platforms are market leading analytics solutions designed for enterprise scale and can distill massive data sets to extract the most meaningful information at near real time.

Unmanned Systems

HII is a world leading unmanned systems company with advanced autonomy capabilities for unmanned surface vessels, unmanned ground vehicles and unmanned aerial vehicles.

Odyssey, a Suite of Advanced Autonomy Solutions for Platforms in All Domains

HII launched Odyssey™, a suite of advanced autonomy solutions that can turn any vehicle or ship in any domain into an intelligent, robotic platform. Odyssey capabilities include multi-vehicle collaborative autonomy, autonomous health monitoring, sensor fusion and perception.

The USN’s final category is Small UUVs (SUUV) that are portable and can be launched on the surface or from submarines. After a two-year prototyping effort involving multiple user evaluations and spiral developments, Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced on 30 March that its Remus 300 had received a contract under the Lionfish SUUV programme.

The Remus 300 defeated the Iver4 from L3Harris. The initial phase will see production and testing of Remus 300s over the ensuing year. In 2024, rapid fielding should occur.

Apart from its Lionfish success, HII announced in June 2021 its first export of the Remus 300 – four units sold to New Zealand for MCM and surveying tasks.

Standard Remus vehicles are the 100, 300, 600 and 6000, the numbers referring to their metre depth rating. More than 600 Remus and Seaglider UUVs have been sold to 30 countries. The Seaglider uses changes in buoyancy to move through the water in a saw-tooth pattern; because it has no external moving parts, it can stay at sea for nine months.

Read the full story in Naval Warfare Magazine.

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:

MCLEAN, Va. (May 3, 2022) — HII (NYSE: HII) announced today the selection of its Australian sales partner, BlueZone Group, as an authorized REMUS autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) service center. The Newcastle-based company will provide local support to REMUS AUVs for the Royal Australian Navy and other regional customers.

HII and BlueZone Group will host an official agreement signing on May 10, 2022, during the Indo-Pacific International Maritime Exposition at the International Convention Centre in Sydney, Australia. The signing will take place in the HII booth, #1J1 at 2:00 p.m. Australian Eastern Standard Time.

“We’re excited to provide this increased capability for Australia through our partner BlueZone Group,” said Duane Fotheringham, president of the Unmanned Systems business group at HII’s Mission Technologies division. “This depot-level support is essential for the expanded use of AUVs in the region and will allow for increased operational availability of systems for critical defense missions.”

As a REMUS service center, BlueZone can perform level three depot support, maintenance, and repair of REMUS AUVs at its facility. Services will include regularly scheduled maintenance, repair of modules and components, upgrades, battery conditioning and replacement, and sensor integration. BlueZone will also be equipped to fully test systems and train end users on their operations.

Elizabeth Karpiel, BlueZone Group CEO, said that “a BlueZone Group Depot Level Maintenance and Sustainment Facility will maximise ‘up-time’ for REMUS users in the Asia-Pacific region and build capability in Remote and Autonomous System (RAS) support. An Australian based BlueZone facility will provide a regional capability in experienced, efficient, and highly responsive sustainment. BlueZone’s 22 years sustaining Australia’s maritime RAS make us the ideal partner for HII in the region.”

REMUS first entered the Australia market in 2007 when the Royal Australian Navy acquired REMUS 600. HII has since deployed hundreds of AUVs across the globe.

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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HII – formerly known as Huntington Ingalls Industries – has created a new concentrated effort that tackles unmanned and autonomous platforms and systems from core software development to hardware production, focusing on technological advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).

“We’re using artificial intelligence and machine-learning algorithms to do sensing and perception, which goes into autonomy,” Duane Fotheringhamm, president of Unmanned Systems business group within HII’s Mission Technologies division, told Janes on 5 April during the Navy League Sea-Air-Space 2022 Conference and Exposition at National Harbor, Maryland.

That autonomy can be used, for example, to make sure an unmanned vessel adheres to the Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGs), he said. “It can navigate the ship to follow the rules of the road.”

Autonomy can also be used to help control machinery in the engine room and make sure it is functioning properly and track maintenance needs, he added.

Read the full story at Jane’s Navy International

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