PASCAGOULA, Mississippi, Nov. 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) today announced that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a contract amendment from the US Navy for $ 113.6 million for Allow a long lead time for materiel and advance procurement activities for the amphibious assault ship LHA 9. This change brings the total advance funding for LHA 9 to $ 651 million.
“We appreciate the partnership we have with the Navy and their continued commitment to this important vessel,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Kari Wilkinson. “Not only will this provide capabilities to our Navy fleet, but it will also support hundreds of jobs across the country within our extensive network of construction support vendors.”
LHAs are the centerpiece of Navy Amphibious Readiness Groups and Marine Corps Ground Task Forces. In addition to being lethal, mobile and agile maintenance and logistics facilities, LHAs are high-end medical facilities with full operating theaters and triage capabilities.
Ingalls is the only builder of large-deck amphibious ships for the Navy. The shipyard delivered its first amphibious assault ship, the Iwo jima– USS class Tripoli (LPH 10), in 1966. Ingalls has since built five Tarawa-class (LHA 1) ships, eight Wasp-class (LHD 1) ships and the first in the new America amphibious assault ship class (LHA 6) in 2014. The second ship of the America class, USS Tripoli (LHA 7), was delivered to the Navy in early 2020. Bougainville (LHA 8) is under construction.
Huntington Ingalls Industries is the largest military shipbuilding company in the United States and a provider of professional services to government and industry partners. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more classes of ships than any other U.S. shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides critical national security solutions to governments and business customers around the world. Based in Newport News, Va., HII employs more than 44,000 people operating both nationally and internationally. For more information visit: