Huntington Ingalls Industries secured $1.43B contract for LPD 29
Huntington Ingalls Industries asserted that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has secured a $1.43 billion, fixed-price incentive contract for the meticulous design and construction of LPD 29, the 13th San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock.
Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias stated “This efficient work is proven through our hot production line keeping the work going in the shipyard and through our nationwide network of suppliers. We are excited to build this additional ship and in providing our sailors and Marines with the best amphibious ships in the world.”
Ingalls has built and delivered 11 San Antonio- class ships. The 11th, Portland will be constructed on April 21 in Portland, Oregon. The San Antonio class is a major part of the Navy’s 21st century amphibious assault force. The 684-foot-long, 105-foot-wide ships are used to embark and land Marines, their equipment and supplies ashore via air cushion or conventional landing craft and amphibious assault vehicles, augmented by helicopters or vertical takeoff and landing aircraft such as the MV-22 Osprey.
The ships advocate a Marine Air Ground Task Force across the spectrum of operations, conducting amphibious missions of sea control and power projection to humble assistance and disaster relief missions throughout the first half of the 21st century.