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USN awards HII advanced procurement contract for LHA 9

6th May 2020 - 13:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has been awarded a $187.46 million advanced procurement contract by the USN for the  America-class amphibious assault ship LHA 9.

This contract will provide the long-lead-time material and advanced procurement activities needed to commence construction of the LHA 9.

Brian Cuccias, president of HII Shipbuilding, 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.’

HII is the only large-deck amphibious ship manufacturer for the USN and has been delivering ships since 1966. The America-class Tripoli (LHA 7) vessel was launched in 2017 and was delivered in March 2020 with the next amphibious assault ship, Bougainville (LHA 8) currently under construction.

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