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Huntington Ingalls Industries to create unmanned systems facility in Hampton

Huntington Ingalls Industries, the parent company of Newport News Shipbuilding, will build an unmanned systems facility in Hampton, a move that is expected to create more than 250 new jobs on the Peninsula, according to an announcement made Tuesday by Gov. Ralph Northam.

Virginia successfully competed with North Carolina for the project.

“Virginia is proud to be home to the largest military shipbuilder in the country,” said Northam. “Huntington Ingalls Industries is a national leader in advanced manufacturing, and this investment is a powerful testament to Virginia’s workers and business environment. The company’s new unmanned systems facility in Hampton will support America’s national security and play a key role in strengthening our economic recovery as we continue working to rebound from this health crisis.”

Headquartered in Newport News, HII employs more than 42,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership wo...

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