HII Secures $79 Million for Missile Defense Agency Contract

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McLean, Virginia – Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), a leading defense contractor, has announced its Mission Technologies division’s successful bid for a significant $79 million contract with the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). The seven-year contract will see HII support MDA’s mission to develop, test, and implement an integrated, layered missile defense system aimed at safeguarding the United States and its allies against potential enemy ballistic missile attacks. The contract covers a wide range of support services, including engineering, technical support, management, professional services, as well as analyses and evaluations.

HII’s Mission Technologies division, a key player in the company’s Cyber, Electronic Warfare, and Space business group, will lead the effort. This division’s primary responsibilities include providing assistance to MDA leadership on strategic, technical, programmatic, operational, policy, and organizational aspects related to the missile defense system. Work under this contract will be conducted at multiple locations, including Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Huntsville, Alabama; and Colorado Springs, Colorado.

In a strategic move, HII is also relocating its Fairborn office in Ohio. The new office, conveniently situated next to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, will enhance the company’s proximity to its customers and employees on the base. While HII is downsizing in terms of office space, this move reflects the importance of being in close proximity to its key stakeholders. The new office, located at 2310 National Road in Fairborn, offers more than 20,000 square feet of space and is set to host over 50 employees. This transition, effective from November 1, will improve collaboration between HII and its government partners.

HII’s presence in the Dayton area has grown substantially over the years, with more than 500 employees currently based there. These employees are involved in various missions within the Air Force Research Laboratory, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, the Air Force Institute of Technology, and the National Air and Space Intelligence Center. Notably, HII’s new location is conveniently situated across National Road from Wright-Patterson’s gate 19B, providing easier access and improved communication between the company and its defense partners.

Huntington Ingalls Industries, known as the largest military shipbuilding company in the nation, has been expanding its capabilities in the defense sector. In August 2021, HII completed its acquisition of Alion Science and Technology, a technology solutions business based in McLean, Virginia. Eric Wright, HII’s Vice President of Operations for the Cyber, Electronic Warfare, and Space business, has played a pivotal role in the company’s growth and development in the Dayton area.

HII’s Dayton-area operations, primarily housed within the Mission Technologies division, focus on electronic warfare, engineering, and other critical areas. The company currently has numerous job openings in the region, spanning various levels from interns to experienced professionals. The expansion showcases HII’s commitment to supporting national defense and creating opportunities for individuals at all career stages.

Founded in 2011 after being spun off from Northrop Grumman, HII’s mission has evolved from building nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and submarines in Virginia and Mississippi to encompass a broader spectrum of defense technologies. Their Command, Control, Computers, Communications, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C5OISR) expertise is a central component of their work, involving engineers, scientists, technicians, and physicists across the organization.

Headquartered in Virginia, Huntington Ingalls Industries boasts a workforce of approximately 43,000 employees, further solidifying its position as a major player in the defense industry.