What We Do


For more than 129 years, the ships built at Newport News Shipbuilding, like the American shipbuilders who built them, have served our nation in peace and war, in times of adversity and in times of abundance. Our legacy of “Always Good Ships,” includes the design, construction, overhaul and repair of more than 800 ships for the U.S. Navy and commercial customers.

Today, NNS, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, is the nation’s sole designer, builder and refueler of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of only two shipyards capable of designing and building nuclear-powered submarines. We also provide fleet services for naval ships and have expanded our nuclear and manufacturing expertise into Department of Energy and alternative energy business ventures.
We are the largest industrial employer in Virginia, employing more than 20,000 people, many of whom are third-and-fourth generation shipbuilders.