Ingalls Shipbuilding Awarded LPD 17 Program Life-Cycle Engineering Contract
PASCAGOULA, Miss. — Huntington Ingalls Industries announced Dec. 16 that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been awarded a $51 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification to a previously awarded contract for the first year of life-cycle engineering and support services on the U.S. Navy’s San Antonio (LPD 17) class of amphibious transport docks.
“Ingalls has a strong tradition in post-delivery efforts, and we are pleased to receive additional work on this program,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. “Ingalls has delivered 10 ships in this class, and our shipbuilders have the knowledge and skills necessary to provide these important technical upgrades.”
Services provided in the contract include post-delivery planning and engineering, systems integration and engineering support, research engineering, material support, fleet modernization program planning, supply chain management, maintenance, and training for certain San Antonio-class shipboard systems.
The San Antonio class is a key component to 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 support a Marine Air-Ground Task Force across the spectrum of operations.