Huntington Ingalls Industries awarded a $1.5 billion contract to build LPD 27 ship

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The U.S. Navy has awarded Newport News-based Huntington Ingalls Industries a $1.5 billion fixed-price incentive contract for the design and construction of the amphibious transport dock LPD 27.

The company will construct the ship at its Ingalls Shipbuilding division in Pascagoula, Miss.

Ingalls is building the entire San Antonia (LPD 17) class of ship, the newest addition to the Navy’s 21st century amphibious assault for force. 

These ships can hold up to 800 troops, are 684 feet long and 105 feet wide and can move about 25,000 tons.

The ships are primarily meant to deploy the combat and support elements of Marine Expeditionary Units and Brigades.

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