The name of Huntington Ingalls is synonymous with shipbuilding. That, ironically, is why the company has begun referring to itself a simply HII. Although it plans to remain the nation’s biggest builder of warships, its Mission Technologies unit is growing rapidly in markets outside shipbuilding. The unit’s recent successes include artificial intelligence, network security, electronic warfare, unmanned systems and synthetic training. In other words, it is leveraging digital skills into high-growth markets. The margins may be higher in shipbuilding, but digital innovation is where the growth is, and that’s where HII is making its mark. I have written a commentary for Forbes here.
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