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Newport News Shipbuilding

Newport News Shipbuilding (formerly Northrop Grumman Newport News), a subsidiary of Huntington Ingalls Industries, has designed, built, overhauled and repaired a wide variety of ships for the U.S. Navy and commercial customers for more than a century. The Newport News, Virginia, shipyard is Hampton Roads' largest private employer, with more than 21,000 workers, many of whom are third and fourth generation shipbuilders. It is the nation's sole maker of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of two submarine builders. Today, the shipyard is the nation's sole designer, builder and refueler of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of only two companies capable of designing and building nu... Show more »
Newport News Shipbuilding (formerly Northrop Grumman Newport News), a subsidiary of Huntington Ingalls Industries, has designed, built, overhauled and repaired a wide variety of ships for the U.S. Navy and commercial customers for more than a century. The Newport News, Virginia, shipyard is Hampton Roads' largest private employer, with more than 21,000 workers, many of whom are third and fourth generation shipbuilders. It is the nation's sole maker of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of two submarine builders. Today, the shipyard is the nation's sole designer, builder and refueler of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of only two companies capable of designing and building nuclear-powered submarines. The company also provides after-market services for a wide array of naval and commercial vessels. « Show less

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  • Navy Secretary: F-35 will be our last manned strike fighter

    If you needed further evidence of the Navy's commitment to unmanned systems, look no farther than what Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Wednesday at the Sea Air Space Exposition.
  • Sen. James Inhofe visits Newport News Shipbuilding

    Sen. James Inhofe visits Newport News Shipbuilding
    Sen. James Inhofe, a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, visited Newport News Shipbuilding on Friday. The Oklahoma Republican toured the first-in-class aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford and heard how lessons learned in building Ford...

    Daring German sea raiders bring World War I to Hampton Roads

    Daring German sea raiders bring World War I to Hampton Roads
    The United States was still 3,000 miles and two years away from the horrors of the Great War in Europe during the spring of 1915. But when an audacious German commerce raider eluded its pursuers and anchored off Newport News Shipbuilding in mid-March...

    Scott Rigell, Bobby Scott oppose death tax repeal

    Scott Rigell, Bobby Scott oppose death tax repeal
    Death and taxes are certain, the old saying goes. So was the House of Representative's push to repeal the federal levy on large estates — the "death tax" as opponents call it. But just because passage of a bill is certain, it doesn't necessarily...

    Only Newport News Shipbuilding makes aircraft carriers, so how can the Navy increase competition?

     Only Newport News Shipbuilding makes aircraft carriers, so how can the Navy increase competition?
    As the Navy's top uniformed officer, Adm. Jonathan Greenert said he regularly checks on the Ford-class aircraft carrier program underway at Newport News Shipbuilding. Among his many questions, one is always the same: What will it take to reduce cost?...