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Huntington Ingalls Industries and MSTS Partners to Proceed with Work at Nevada National Security Site

/EIN News/ -- NEWPORT NEWS, Va., July 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration has issued a “notice to proceed” to Mission Support and Test Services (MSTS) LLC, a joint venture including Honeywell International and its equity partners SN3, a part of HII’s Technical Solutions division, and Jacobs Engineering. The notice allows MSTS to begin transition activities for the management and operation of the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) on Aug. 1, 2017.

“We are excited about the opportunity to extend SN3’s legacy of environmental management at the NNSS,” said Michael Lempke, president of Technical Solutions’ Nuclear & Environmental group. “We look forward to delivering outstanding nuclear operations and site management services that build upon and integrate lessons learned from HII’s six decades of NNSA mission performance in the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program and as a management and operating partner at the DOE’s Savannah River Site.”

NNSS is a pre-eminent outdoor, indoor and underground resource executing national security experiments and helping to secure the United States and its allies in support of the nuclear deterrent and critical emergency response capabilities. MSTS’ mission is to manage and operate the NNSS contract safely, securely, effectively and efficiently to the satisfaction of our customers while adhering to impeccable ethical standards. MSTS is committed to be the high-hazard experimentation and mission-service provider of choice for U.S. national security customers.

HII Technical Solutions is a professional services business providing solutions to a variety of government and commercial customers worldwide. The division was formed in December 2016 when HII acquired Camber Corp. and combined it with HII’s existing services subsidiaries, including AMSEC, Continental Maritime of San Diego, Newport News Industrial, SN3, Undersea Solutions Group and UniversalPegasus International. Technical Solutions provides fleet maintenance and modernization, unmanned solutions and rapid prototyping, agile software development and network engineering, training systems, logistics support, nuclear engineering and fabrication, and oil and gas engineering. Technical Solutions employs more than 5,000 people working in 35 states and 11 countries, with mobile “fly-away” teams that support emergent situations around the globe.

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 provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Integrated Missions Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs nearly 37,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:

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Contact: 

Beci Brenton
Beci.brenton@hii-co.com
(202) 264-7143

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