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HII receives LPD 29 contract

20th February 2018 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has received $1.43 billion, fixed-price incentive contract for the detailed design and construction of the US Navy’s 13th San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, LPD 29, the company announced on 16 February.

To date, Ingalls has delivered 11 San Antonio class ships to the US Navy. The 12th ship, Fort Lauderdale, is under construction and is expected to be launched in the first quarter of 2020.

Preliminary work on LPD 29 has already started and the fabrication work is set to begin later in 2018.

The San Antonio class ships are 684ft long and 105ft wide. They are used to embark land marines, their equipment and supplies ashore through air cushion or conventional landing craft and amphibious assault vehicles, augmented by helicopters or vertical take-off and landing aircraft such as the MV-22 Osprey.

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