US Navy Awards Huntington Ingalls $187M for Amphibious Assault Ship LHA 9

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US Navy Awards Huntington Ingalls $187M for Amphibious Assault Ship LHA 9
US Navy's amphibious assault ship Bougainville (LHA 8)

Huntington Ingalls Industries-owned Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a $187.46 million advance procurement contract from the US Navy to provide long-lead-time material and advance procurement activities for amphibious assault ship LHA 9.

Ingalls is currently the sole builder of large-deck amphibious ships for the Navy, the company said Tuesday.

US Navy Awards Huntington Ingalls $187M for Amphibious Assault Ship LHA 9

"Huntington Ingalls Industries, Pascagoula, Mississippi, is awarded an $187,469,732 not-to-exceed undefinitized contract action for long lead time material and associated engineering and design activities in support of one Amphibious Assault Ship Replacement (LHA(R)) Flight 1 Ship and LHA 9.  Work to be performed is the procurement of long lead time material for LHA 9, the fourth LHA (R) America Class and the second LHA(R) Flight 1 ship.  Work is expected to be complete by February 2024, the Pentagon said in a statement on April 30.

The shipyard delivered its first amphibious assault ship, the Iwo Jima-class USS Tripoli (LPH 10), in 1966. Ingalls has since built five Tarawa-class (LHA 1) ships, eight Wasp-class (LHD 1) ships and the first in a new class of amphibious assault ships, America (LHA 6), in 2014. The second ship in that class, Tripoli (LHA 7), was delivered to the Navy earlier this year. Bougainville (LHA 8) is currently under construction.

 

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