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Ingalls awarded LX(R) design work

5th July 2016 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has been selected to perform the majority of the contract design work for the US Navy's amphibious warfare ship replacement LX(R) programme, the company announced on 1 July.

The LX(R) will replace the navy’s Harpers Ferry- and Whidbey Island-class dock landing ships. The design will use the same hull as the San Antonio-class vessels. 

Brian Cuccias, president, Ingalls Shipbuilding, said: ‘With a hot production line, skilled workers, a strong supplier base and deep experience building San Antonio-class LPD amphibious warships, Ingalls stands ready to close the gap between LPD 28 and LX(R), the next generation amphibious warships the navy-marine corps team needs today.’

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