Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII)'s Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a $1.50 billion modification contract for the procurement of the detail design and construction of amphibious transport dock LPD 31.
The ship will be the 15th in the San Antonio class and the second Flight II LPD (landing platform/dock).
"Work to be performed is the detail design and construction of LPD-31, the 15th ship in the LPD-17 amphibious transport dock ship class and will meet all the capability and capacity requirements for the amphibious ship replacement. Work is expected to be complete by February 2027," the Pentagon said in a statement Friday.
The 684-foot-long, 105-foot-wide San Antonio class 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.