HII’s Petters on Recent Acquisitions, Unmanned Ships, Columbia & Carrier Costs, Data, Automation


Mike Petters, the president and CEO of Huntington Ingalls Industries, discusses the company’s recent acquisitions of cyber and IT companies G2 and Fulcrum, addressing the US Navy’s unmanned systems needs, learning lessons to reduce Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine development and construction costs, saving time and money on building the second Ford-class carrier — John F. Kennedy — harnessing data and the role of automation with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. The interview was conducted at the Navy League’s 2019 Sea Air Space conference and tradeshow near Washington where our coverage was sponsored by GE Marine, Huntington Ingalls Industries and Leonardo DRS.

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