Friday, September 16, 2016

Design of new LPD ship class accelerated

Ingalls Shipbuilding is to accelerate the design of a new U.S. Navy's amphibious warfare ship replacement vessel known as LX(R).
The new ship, which will replace Harpers Ferry- and Whidbey Island-class dock landing ships, will use the same hull as the LPD 17 class, or San Antonio-class vessels."This acceleration contract is extremely important for a shipbuilding program that is extremely important to this nation," said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. "The LX(R) program will continue a stable, hot production line of talented shipbuilders and a robust supplier base across this country.  more