Hello, Guest!

Huntington Ingalls to Build 9th US National Security Cutter Under $486M Contract

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) has secured a $486 million contract to build a ninth National Security Cutter for the U.S. Coast Guard.

The company said Friday that Legend-class NSCs are the flagships of the Coast Guard’s cutter fleet and will replace 12 current Hamilton-class cutters.

HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division has provided six NSCs to the service branch and is scheduled to deliver two more Legend-class ships dubbed Kimball and Midgett in 2018 and 2019, respectively.

NSCs work to support maritime homeland security, law enforcement and national security missions.

The 418-foot-long cutters are designed to operate at a speed of up to 28 knots, displace nearly 4, 500 tons of cargo and carry as many as 120 personnel for up to 60 days.

Video of the Day

Related Articles