As the Navy looks to smaller and cheaper manned and unmanned ships to fill out its future fleet, a larger amphibious warship program is positioning itself to remain in shipbuilding plans by highlighting the ability to continue bringing costs down – including through a potential first-ever multi-ship buy – and adding capability. Read More
The Navy’s dock landing ship replacement program officially has a name: San Antonio-class LPD Flight II. Read More
The amphibious warship Portland (LPD-27) has passed a series of acceptance trials ahead of a planned delivery to the Navy in the fall, according to Naval Sea Systems Command. Read More
The 11th San Antonio-class amphibious warship completed builder’s trials after four days of operating in the Gulf of Mexico, Naval Sea Systems Command announced on Monday. Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. – After this week’s 2018 budget request rollout it is still unclear if the Navy will use the $1.8 billion it was given recently to buy a 13th San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship (LPD-17) or if it will move straight to the next-generation LX(R) dock landing ship. But Navy leadership assures it is committed to keeping the transition from the LPD to the LX(R) derivative on track.
Ingalls Shipbuilding was awarded a $1.46 billion contract modification for the construction of the last San Antonio-class (LPD-17) amphibious warship on Monday, according to a Pentagon contract announcement. Read More
In a precarious time for warship builders – when the Navy predicts a frigate downselect will force one of seven major U.S. warship builders out of business and most of the others depend on just one or two Navy contracts – business at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Mississippi is booming. Ten ships across four ship classes are under construction today, and the yard is looking forward to competing in several upcoming competitions with the Navy and Coast Guard.
Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias sat down with USNI News this month at the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition 2016 to talk about business at the yard. Read More
Ingalls Shipbuilding received a $117 million contract modification to continue procurement of long lead time material and advance construction activities on the last amphibious transport dock, the future Fort Lauderdale (LPD-28). Read More
The penultimate San Antonio-class amphibious warship (LPD-17) – Portland (LPD-27 – was launched from Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Pascagoula, Miss. shipyard on Saturday. Read More
The Navy released its request for proposals for the last San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock (LPD-17), bringing the service one step closer to wrapping up the ship class and transitioning into a follow-on LX(R) program. Read More