HII to provide support services for US Navy’s LPD 17 class

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for life-cycle engineering and support for the US Navy’s LPD 17 class amphibious transport dock ship program.

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Illustration. LPD 25. Photo: US Navy

This follow-on contract consists of a base contract valued at $36.9 million with a cumulative value of $213.9 million if all options are exercised.

If all options are exercised, work will continue through December 2025, according to the US Navy.

Specifically, services provided in this contract include engineering change management; systems engineering and integration; supply chain management; training for new LPD 17-class shipboard systems; and the execution of industrial post-delivery availabilities.

San Antonio-class ships are 684 feet long and 105 feet wide and displace approximately 25,000 tons.

Their principal mission is to deploy the combat and support elements of Marine expeditionary units and brigades. The ships can carry up to 800 troops and have the capability of transporting and debarking landing craft air cushion or conventional landing crafts, augmented by helicopters or vertical take-off and landing aircraft such as the MV-22.

These ships will support amphibious assault, special operations or expeditionary warfare missions through the first half of the 21st century.