Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division supports national security missions around the globe with unmanned systems, defense and federal solutions, nuclear and environmental services, and fleet sustainment. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs more than 42,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.
During the Feb. 18 segment, he discussed HII's recent earnings, unmanned undersea vehicles and his outlook for the defense sector.
In our latest episode, Cullen Glass, HII's director of transformation, discusses the company's three focus areas for transformation: The material value stream, IT digital and advanced technologies.
Digital technology is transforming the way we build ships. Gordon Mount, an engineering manager at HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division, discusses KP Cable, a digital tool designed to drive efficiency into the cable installation process, and KP Equipment, a digital roadmap of electrical equipment being utilized on John F. Kennedy (CVN 79).
“If it’s the first time they’re going to the ship and into a certain area and they don't know where the boxes are, they can pull up an equipment map in less than eight seconds for their box, and they can see right where all of those components are. Before, that would take a lot of research … this is the wave of the future.”