Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula secures U.S. Navy contract, could total $3.1B

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Rendering of Ingalls Shipbuilding of Navy LHA-8
Artist rendering of Ingalls Shipbuilding of Navy LHA-8

Just minutes outside of the Alabama border in Pascagoula, MS, Ingalls Shipbuilding has secured a contract to build U.S. Navy the next large-deck amphibious assault warship, LHA 8.

“This award adds to the successful amphibious shipbuilding legacy at Ingalls since the 1950s,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias in a news release. “Our shipbuilders have proved this success by delivering 14 vital and capable large-deck warships to our nation’s amphibious fleet. This contract shows the Navy’s confidence in our ability to build these ships to the highest-quality standards and to do so affordably for the American taxpayers. We look forward to delivering another great ship.”

Current day contract value, for the planning, advanced engineering and procurement of long-lead material, is just over $272 million. The award includes options that, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the contract to $3.1 billion.

Ingalls is currently the sole builder of large-deck amphibious ships for the Navy. The shipyard delivered its first amphibious assault ship in 1966.

“We appreciate the partnerships we continue to have with the Navy/Marine Corps team,” Cuccias continued. “We are also proud of the support we get from a large, nationwide industrial base of suppliers, who remain an essential ingredient to the construction of these capable and survivable amphibious warships.”

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