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Multimedia Release -- Ingalls Shipbuilding Delivers Composite Deckhouse For Zumwalt (DDG 1000)

GULFPORT, Miss., Oct. 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced that the company's Ingalls Shipbuilding division has delivered the composite deckhouse for the destroyer Zumwalt (DDG 1000) to the U.S. Navy. The 900-ton deckhouse provides an advanced structure to house the ship's bridge, radars, antennas and intake/exhaust systems and is designed to provide a significantly smaller radar cross-section than any other ship in today's fleet.

DDG 1000 Deckhouse Delivery
Jonathan Graves (sitting, left) and John Fillmore (sitting, right) sign the DD 250 documents signifying the delivery of the Zumwalt (DDG 1000) deckhouse to the U.S. Navy. Graves is the DDG 1000 deputy program manager for Supervisor of Shipbuilding (SUPSHIP) Gulf Coast; Fillmore is the DDG 1000 deckhouse program manager for Ingalls Shipbuilding. Also participating were (standing, left to right) Lt. Stephen Blevins, DDG 1000 program manager, SUPSHIP Gulf Coast; Capt. Steve Mitchell, commanding officer, SUPSHIP Gulf Coast; Capt. James Downey, DDG 1000 program manager, PMS 500; Steve Sloan, DDG 1000 program manager, Ingalls Shipbuilding; and Donny Dorsey, director of operations for Ingalls' Gulfport facility.

A photo and video accompanying this release are available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsarchive/hii/pages/news_releases.html?d=10007801

"This is a significant delivery in the history of Ingalls Shipbuilding," said DDG 1000 Program Manager Steve Sloan. "Building composite ship structures takes a very unique skill-set and work ethic, and the men and women in Gulfport have done an outstanding job. This is one of the largest carbon composite structures ever built, and we are delivering a fine product with the utmost quality."

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