PASCAGOULA, Miss. — Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been awarded a $936 million contract for the construction of an additional Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) Flight III guided-missile destroyer for the U.S. Navy, the company said in a June 30 release.
In 2018, Ingalls was awarded a $5.1 billion fixed-price incentive, multiyear contract for six Arleigh Burke-class Flight III destroyers for the Navy.
“We take great pride in the craftsmanship of our shipbuilders, and in the capabilities of our world-class shipyard,” Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias said. “This contract award provides great momentum for Ingalls and our more than 600 suppliers, in nearly 40 states, as we enter the second half of the year. We continue to focus on high performance and providing the greatest value possible to our customers.”
Ingalls has delivered 32 Arleigh Burke-class destroyers to the Navy and has four more under construction, including the Frank E. Petersen Jr., the Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee, the Jack H. Lucas and the Ted Stevens. Ingalls delivered the Delbert D. Black to the Navy in April.
Arleigh Burke-class destroyers are multimission ships and can conduct a variety of operations, from peacetime presence and crisis management to sea control and power projection, all in support of U.S. military strategy.
These guided missile destroyers are capable of simultaneously fighting air, surface and subsurface battles. They contain myriad offensive and defensive weapons designed to support maritime defense needs well into the 21st century.