Huntington Ingalls to build LPD-28
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) will carry out detailed design and construction of the amphibious transport dock Fort Lauderdale under a $1.46 billion, fixed-price incentive contract announced on 19 December.
Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28) will be part of the US Navy’s San Antonio class amphibious assault force. The 684ft vessels embark and land marines, equipment and supplies ashore via air cushion or conventional landing craft and amphibious assault vehicles.
The vessels carry helicopters or vertical take-off and landing aircraft such as the MV-22 Osprey, and are designed to support a marine air ground task force across the spectrum of operations, conducting amphibious and expeditionary missions of sea control and power projection, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.
Ingalls has built and delivered 10 ships in the San Antonio class. The 11th, Portland (LPD 27), launched last year and is scheduled for sea trials in mid-2017.
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