Posts Tagged ‘defense’

Ingalls president concerned about shipyard’s future

PASCAGOULA — Ingalls Shipbuilding President Irwin F. Edenzon says his company has contracts to keep it business into 2016. The future, he says, has him concerned. “I’m hiring 3,000 people and have a $10 billion backlog that’s pretty healthy,” Edenzon said in a civic club speech this week in Pascagoula. “My business is very good. […] [...]

Marine transport ship passes sea trials in the Gulf

PASCAGOULA — Huntington Ingalls Industries says the amphibious transport dock Somerset is back from three days of successful sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s one of three such ships named for 9/11 attack sites. It’s named for the Pennsylvania county where a hijacked airliner crashed after passengers stormed the cockpit. Ingalls program director […] [...]

Golden lands contract to make insect-repelling coats for Army

GOLDEN — A Tishomingo County company has won a $36.5-million one-year contract to make insect-repelling combat uniform coats for the Army. The Pentagon said in a news release that Golden Manufacturing Co. Inc. will make the coats in Golden. The Army has four one-year options after the initial year. [...]

Air Force delays plans to shift aircraft from Keesler

BILOXI — Air Force Reserve Command headquarters has announced a delay of plans to move 10 C-130Js from Keesler Air Force Base to Pope Airfield, N.C. Keesler officials said in a news release yesterday received by the Sun Herald the movement of planes from 815th and 345th airlift squadrons was scheduled for Oct. 1, but […] [...]

Navy cost-cutting effort could have impact on shipyard

GULFPORT — A money-saving move by the U.S. Navy has officials at Huntington Ingalls Industries unsure of the future for the company’s Gulfport shipyard, which employs 650 people. The Composite Center of Excellence held the first two contracts to build deckhouses for Zumwalt-class destroyers, but lost the third to General Dynamics’ Bath Iron Works in […] [...]

Eaton petitions court to reinstate $1B trade secrets lawsuit

JACKSON — Attorneys for Eaton Corp. asked the Mississippi Supreme Court today to reinstate its $1 billion trade secrets lawsuit against a rival, Frisby Aerospace. A Hinds County judge in 2010 threw out the case, saying Eaton knew about and sanctioned secret actions that attorney Ed Peters took to influence former judge Bobby DeLaughter, the […] [...]

Northrop Grumman lands destroyer contract worth $14.4M

PASCAGOULA — Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded contracts totaling $14.4 million by prime contractors General Dynamics Bath Iron Works and Huntington Ingalls Industries to supply the steering gear system for three new DDG 51 Class Arleigh Burke destroyers. The steering gear system is vital for the control and maneuverability of the ship and is directly linked […] [...]

MSU signs agreement with Army on unmanned aircraft research

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University is opening a new chapter in its research of unmanned aerial systems. Officials from the land-grant institution were at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala., yesterday for a memorandum of understanding signing with the U.S. Army’s Project Manager for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (PM UAS). The agreement will foster collaboration between PM […] [...]

Keesler commander leaving for overseas assignment

BILOXI — Brig. Gen. Brad Spacy, 81st Training Wing commander, has been selected for a new assignment as director for logistics, installations and mission support at Headquarters United States Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. According to a news release from Keesler, the general hasn’t received a report date yet, but a change […] [...]

ERDC to furlough more than 1,000 workers due to federal sequester

VICKSBURG — About 1,050 employees at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg and three other locations expect to be furloughed one day a week beginning July 8 through Sept. 30. “Approximately 60 percent of the ERDC workforce is subject to furlough,” ERDC assistant director Alice Duke said in an email to […] [...]

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