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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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.

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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

MCLEAN, Va.  May 2, 2022 — HII (NYSE:HII) has been awarded two tactical training systems contracts by the Naval Air Warfare Center China Lake. The first contract, for aircrew electronic warfare tactical training, is a multiple-award, indefinite quantity/indefinite delivery (IDIQ) contract with a total ceiling value of $249 million. The second contract, for tactical integrated threat/target training systems, is also a multiple-award, IDIQ contract with a total ceiling value of $92 million. Both contracts have a 5-year continuous ordering period.

Under these contracts, HII will have the opportunity to bid on task orders to provide research, development, engineering, sustainment, upgrades, integration, testing and cybersecurity for the U.S. Navy’s tactical and electronic warfare threat systems and tactical threat systems.

“For more than 20 years, HII has been dedicated to the Navy’s training missions, providing expertise in Live, Virtual, Constructive (LVC) cutting edge software, modeling and simulation, 

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HII’s long history of dedication to the Navy’s training missions continues as we advance the operational readiness of air combat training systems and technologies.

engineering, systems integration, networking and virtual technology, as well as large-scale operations and maintenance,” said Glenn Goodman, president of LVC Solutions business group within HII’s Mission Technologies division. “It is imperative our nation’s training environments provide real world mission rehearsal support for our warfighters, and we look forward to continuing to provide the Navy with world class support to the mission.”

HII has a strong history of developing immersive aviation trainers in support of the Navy, receiving the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Commander’s Award for Team Performance and the Naval Air Systems Command Commander’s Award in Simulation and Training. HII is the prime contractor on the Navy Integrated Training Environment contract to combine operations of live training ranges with the virtual and constructive environment. HII also provides F-15 fighter jet aircrew training for the U.S. Air National Guard and more recently completed the first ever contractor-owned, contractor-operated aircrew training for U.S. Air Forces in Europe/Air Forces Africa.

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’s long history of dedication to the Navy’s training missions continues as we advance the operational readiness of air combat training systems and technologies.

MCLEAN, Va. (April 18, 2022) — HII (NYSE: HII) announced today that Henry Choi has joined its Mission Technologies division as vice president of business development for cyber, electronic warfare (EW) and space.

Choi is responsible for driving business growth, strategy and customer engagement for HII’s full-spectrum cyber, EW and space capabilities that address today’s rapidly changing, multi-domain global security threats.

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“As HII expands its capabilities with mission-critical national security solutions, it is imperative that we have the right team and talent to deliver results for our mission partners,” said Grant Hagen, president of Mission Technologies’ Cyber, EW and Space business group. “Henry’s leadership and diverse experience make him an ideal fit for our team and the right choice to support our customers’ strategic and operational needs.”

Choi joins HII following 30 years in the government services national security sector. His expertise spans business and technical leadership, strategic planning, capture strategy, and domestic and international business development in the areas of cyber/EW, space, airborne and C4ISR.

Choi earned a master’s degree in management information systems from The George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics and economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He also holds several management certifications.

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., April 04, 2022 -- HII (NYSE:HII) announced today the launch of Odyssey™, a suite of advanced autonomy solutions that can turn any ship or vehicle in any domain into an intelligent, robotic platform. Odyssey capabilities include multi-vehicle collaborative autonomy, autonomous health monitoring, sensor fusion and perception.

The use and applications of unmanned systems are increasing worldwide, performing repetitive and dangerous tasks so humans can focus on the greater mission.

Odyssey is currently integrated on naval prototypes under development and has been fielded for more than 6,000 hours on 23 vessel types.

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HII has announced the launch of Odyssey™, a suite of advanced autonomy solutions that can turn any ship or vehicle in any domain into an intelligent, robotic platform.

“The same base software can be integrated on unmanned systems across domains, including Unmanned Surface Vehicles, Unmanned Underwater Vehicles, Unmanned Ground Vehicles, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles,” said Duane Fotheringham, president of the Unmanned Systems business group at HII’s Mission Technologies division. “The technology enables collaboration and advances mission operations, while providing joint situational awareness. We’ve taken the best capabilities from our field-proven autonomous solutions and can integrate them on any manned or unmanned platform, to increase autonomy and enhance distributed operations.”

The introduction of Odyssey follows the successful rapid integration and demonstration in January of HII’s suite of solutions with third-party autonomy products onto an HII USV platform, demonstrating its open architecture and flexibility.

Odyssey combines features from HII’s autonomy, REMUS UUV product line, and multi-vehicle, cross-domain capabilities. The suite offers scalable autonomy, from manpower reduction and remote control to fully autonomous capability aligned with industry open architecture standards, including Unmanned Maritime Autonomy Architecture (UMAA), Robot Operating System (ROS) and Data Distribution Service (DDS).

HII announced this week that REMUS 300 was selected as the U.S. Navy’s next generation Small Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (SUUV) program of record, Lionfish.

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., March 31, 2022 -- Global engineering and defense technologies provider HII (NYSE:HII) renamed its Technical Solutions division: Mission Technologies. Following a series of strategic acquisitions and supported by organic growth, the division has expanded its workforce around the globe and enhanced its capabilities with mission-critical national security solutions.

“HII has transformed its portfolio across domains with highly advanced technology capabilities,” said Andy Green, executive vice president of HII and president of HII’s Mission Technologies division. “We are proud of our dedicated workforce addressing the evolving threats in support of our customers’ missions, and the name Mission Technologies underscores our offering for continued business growth.”

HII’s Mission Technologies division develops integrated solutions that enable today’s connected, all-domain force. Capabilities include C5ISR systems and operations; the application of AI and machine learning to battlefield decisions; defensive and offensive cyberspace strategies and EW; unmanned, autonomous systems; LVC solutions; platform modernization; and critical nuclear operations.

“There has been a revolution in the last five years in how we can collect data at the edge, aggregate it and process it in near real time,” said Todd Borkey, chief technology officer of HII’s Mission Technologies division. “The new speed and precision by which we identify critical information has enabled countless new opportunities for humans and machines to collaborate, and we’re delivering those data-driven solutions today.”

Mission Technologies recently announced the:

- Selection of REMUS 300 as U.S. Navy’s next generation small UUV (SUUV) program of record.

- Completion of the first ever contractor-owned, contractor-operated aircrew training for U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) – Air Forces Africa (AFAFRICA).

- Successful integration of HII’s advanced autonomy solutions with Sea Machines Robotics’ SM300 autonomy product.

The six business operating groups within the division are:

C5ISR: Delivering actionable intelligence across the globe at hyper speed through mission systems and operations, accelerating decision-making and exploiting foreign threat vulnerabilities.

Cyber, Electronic Warfare (EW) and Space: Full-spectrum cyber, EW, and space capabilities that address today’s rapidly changing, multi-domain global security threats, and anticipate emerging threats.

Unmanned Systems: World leading autonomy and multi-domain autonomous systems making vast expanses of the earth accessible for defense, research and commerce.

Live, Virtual, Constructive (LVC) Solutions: Designing and executing enterprise simulation and network technologies to prepare warfighters for virtually every conceivable situation they may face in service to national defense and security.

Fleet Sustainment: Everything to keep the world’s most capable and resilient national security platforms mission ready: a holistic approach to lifecycle maritime defense systems on the sea, under the sea, and on the shore.

Nuclear and Environmental Services: Leveraging HII’s disciplined nuclear operations culture to safely manage and operate Department of Energy sites and execute complex environmental remediation.

HII’s Mission Technologies division is headquartered in McLean with more than 100 facilities across the globe.

HII is a global engineering and defense technologies provider. 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 a networked, all-domain force. Headquartered in Virginia, HII’s skilled workforce is 44,000 strong. For more information, visit:

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MCLEAN, Va., March 30, 2022 -- Global engineering and defense technologies provider HII (NYSE:HII) announced today its advanced unmanned underwater vehicle, REMUS 300, was selected as U.S. Navy’s next generation small UUV (SUUV) program of record. REMUS 300 technology was designed to advance distributed maritime operations by conducting critical underwater missions.

The initial phase of the program includes the production and testing of REMUS 300 UUVs over the next year.

“HII is proud of our longstanding partnership with the U.S. Navy and now, to lead in this important direction on behalf of our customer,” said Chris Kastner, president and CEO of HII. “This program demonstrates the value of our investment in autonomous and unmanned systems, and our customer familiarity. We are confident that these technologies will both support the Navy mission and enhance effectiveness for the all-domain force.”

“I am very proud of our talented team and see this as an important milestone in supporting the Navy’s and allies’ unmanned strategy now and into the future,” said Andy Green, executive vice president of HII and president of HII’s Mission Technologies division. “The REMUS 300 is the most advanced small UUV on the market and will provide capabilities that are essential to the Navy mission.”

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The vehicle incorporates advanced modularity and open architecture into a compact, man-portable design.

“REMUS UUVs have been extending the capabilities of the warfighter since they were first used in combat during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003,” said Duane Fotheringham, president of the unmanned systems business group in HII’s Mission Technologies division. “We’ve been enhancing, maturing and refining this technology since then, and are pleased the REMUS 300 meets needs for the Navy’s next generation UUV program.”

The SUUV program, also called Lionfish, is the next generation Mk18 Mod 1 Swordfish program, which also utilizes HII’s REMUS technology. The selection follows a two-year rapid prototyping effort involving multiple user evaluations and spiral developments to refine the REMUS 300 design. The acquisition was facilitated by the Department of Defense’s Defense Innovation Unit and their commercial solutions opening process via the other transaction authority.

HII is a global engineering and defense technologies provider. 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 a networked, all-domain force. Headquartered in Virginia, HII’s skilled workforce is 44,000 strong. For more information, visit:

MEDIA CONTACT
Danny Hernandez
Director of Public Affairs
(202) 580-9086

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