View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. News
May 6, 2020updated 08 Jun 2020 10:31am

HII secures procurement contract for amphibious assault ship LHA 9

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division has secured a $187.46m contract from the US Navy to provide long-lead-time material and advance procurement activities for amphibious assault ship LHA 9.

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division has secured a $187.46m 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 only builder of large-deck amphibious ships for the US Navy.

Ingalls Shipbuilding president Brian Cuccias said: “This contract allows us to maintain the health of our critical nationwide shipbuilding supplier base while continuing our serial production of large-deck amphibs.

“We will work closely with our Navy-Marine Corps partners and our suppliers across the US to build another highly capable, versatile and survivable warship.”

In 1966, the shipyard delivered its first amphibious assault ship, the Iwo Jima-class USS Tripoli (LPH 10).

Since then, Ingalls 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 third America-class large-deck amphibious landing helicopter assault (LHA 8) warship, which is to be named USS Bougainville vessel, is currently under construction.

In June 2017, the $3bn contract was awarded for the detail design and construction of the LHA 8 warship.

In March this year, the Shipbuilding division of HII delivered the newest America-class amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA 7) to the US Navy.

Related Companies

NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. The top stories of the day delivered to you every weekday. A weekly roundup of the latest news and analysis, sent every Monday. The defence industry's most comprehensive news and information delivered every month.
I consent to GlobalData UK Limited collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy
SUBSCRIBED

THANK YOU

Thank you for subscribing to Naval Technology