Posts Tagged ‘defense’

Ingalls lands another, $76.8M Coast Guard cutter

by Associated Press Published: June 16,2013

Tags: contrqact, cutter, defense, federal government, manufacturer, manufacturing, military, ship, shipbuilder, shipbuilding

PASCAGOULA — The U.S. Coast Guard is exercising a $76.8 million contract option for another cutter to be built by Huntington Ingalls in Pascagoula. The $76.8 million will allow Huntington Ingalls to purchase material and components to support construction of the new cutter at its shipyard in Pascagoula, according to a news release Friday from […] [...]

Governor, MDA director headed to Paris Air Show

JACKSON — A group including Gov. Phil Bryant and Mississippi Development Authority director Brent Christensen will attend next week’s Paris Air Show. MDA will send a five other people besides Christensen. Agency spokeswoman Marlo Dorsey says they will man a booth showcasing Mississippi. She says the state’s delegation has meetings scheduled with dozens of high-ranking […] [...]

Runway construction at Columbus air base running ahead of schedule

by Associated Press Published: June 10,2013

Tags: Air Force, aviation, construction, contract, defense, military, runway

COLUMBUS — Columbus Air Force Base officials say construction of a center runway is ahead of its projected late-August completion target. The Commercial Dispatch reports the work began in March and officials say it is about two-third complete. The $31.29-million project is the most extensive overhaul to the two-mile runway since it was built in […] [...]

Ingalls lands $3.3B Navy contract for five destroyers

PASCAGOULA — The Navy says Huntington Ingalls Inc. has been awarded a $3.3-billion contract to build five Arleigh Burke-class destroyers in five years at the company’s Pascagoula shipyard. One of the DDG 51 class ships is scheduled to be built each year. That begins with the current federal budget year, which started Oct. 1. The […] [...]

Air Force base runway project claims a life

by Associated Press Published: May 16,2013

Tags: aviation, construction, contractor, death, defense, employee, fatality, military, runway, work, worker, workplace safety

COLUMBUS — A contract worker involved in an accident at Columbus Air Force Base has died from his injuries. Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant says 24-year-old James Meyers of Columbus was working on a runway project on the base when he was injured. Merchant says it appears Meyers died from blunt force trauma. Merchant says […] [...]

Shipbuilder to hold ceremony for Coast Guard cutter

by Associated Press Published: May 15,2013

Tags: cutter, defense, manufacture, manufacturer, manufacturing, military, ship, shipbuilder, shipbuilding

PASCAGOULA — Ingalls Shipbuilding will hold a keel authentication Friday in Pascagoula for its fifth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter James (WMSL 754). Ingalls President Irwin F. Edenzon and David Blackburn, director of the USCG Project Resident Office Gulf Coast, are scheduled to speak at the 10 a.m. event at the shipyard. The security […] [...]

National guard tankers returning to Key Field

by Associated Press Published: May 10,2013

Tags: air national guard, aviation, defense, jet, military, military base, natoinal guard, plane, tanker

MERIDIAN — The Air National Guard at Key Field is receiving two KC-135 tankers in July. The arrival of the tankers means the Guard unit is going back to an air refueling mission. The KC-135′s left Key Field in March of 2011. The base received C-27 planes as it changed to an airlift mission. Col. […] [...]

State sends drone site proposal to FAA

by Associated Press Published: May 7,2013

Tags: aviation, defense, drone, federal agency, federal government, military, proposal, technology, test

JACKSON — Mississippi is bidding for one of six sites nationwide to test unmanned aerial vehicles. A Mississippi Development Authority spokeswoman says the state submitted its proposal to the Federal Aviation Administration on Monday. State officials say the FAA should choose Mississippi because it has three manufacturers of unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as a […] [...]

Gerard hands Eurocopter keys to Spears

by Associated Press Published: May 5,2013

Tags: aviation, defense, executive, manufacture, manufacturer, manufacturing, military

COLUMBUS — Mike Spears, who has worked more than 25 years at Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. in Troy, Ala., has been named head of American Eurocopter’s Lakota helicopter production facility in Lowndes County. Spears succeeds Fred Gerard, who has served as senior director of the Lakota production and retrofit unit since the program’s 2006 inception. Gerard […] [...]

Shipbuilder wins contract to build sixth Coast Guard cutter

PASCAGOULA — The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded a $487-million, fixed-price-incentive-fee contract to Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division to build the sixth national security cutter, Munro (WMSL 755). “Our Coast Guard customer continues to be extremely pleased with the performance of the NSC, and this contract proves that,” said Jim French, Ingalls’ NSC program […] [...]

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