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Huntington Ingalls Industries

Industry: Aerospace and Defense, shipbuilding

Location: Americas

Huntington Ingalls Industries

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of engineering, manufacturing and management services to the nuclear energy, oil and gas markets. 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. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs nearly 35,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.

Ingalls Shipbuilding selected Aras to streamline and standardize processes on a single platform and remove the bottlenecks that occur because of numerous stand-alone systems and databases. Aras is used to better manage models, drawings, parts, technical specifications, structural planning and planning data.


  • Concurrent Engineering – Ability to proceed with engineering the design of the ship while a model is out for planning and configuration management
  • Configuration Management – Full configuration & change management of entire warships
  • Rules Based Design & Planning – Validation of designs from engineering to ensure best practice criteria are used
  • Model Recovery – Ability to store “Work In Progress” models for use in CAD
  • Process Improvements – Better management of data and product information during model releases, changes, and other engineering processes

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