Ingalls awarded billion dollar contract

Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula has landed a nearly $1.5 billion contract.

The United States Navy has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries with a $1.47 billion contract to design and build an amphibious transport dock L.P.D. 30.

The ship will be the 14th in the San Antonio class and the first flight-2 L.P.D. and is expected to strengthen the Navy and Marine Corps’ needs in future warfare.

The vessel will be used to carry Marines and their equipment around the world, putting them ashore with landing craft or amphibious assault vehicles.

The ship will also be able to host helicopters or tiltrotor aircraft.

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