March 9, 1999 :
Ship Hangar Constructed
PASCAGOULA, Mississippi, USA -- The Navy is looking for a better way to
house helicopters on its ships... and Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula is
getting some help from the state's universities in coming up with a solution.
The company is working with university researchers on a joint project to
build a helicopter hangar composed entirely of composite material. The
hangars will be installed on guided missile destroyers.