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HII Shipbuilding Division Lands $107M Modification for LHA 9 Contract

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HII Shipbuilding Division Lands $107M Modification for LHA 9 Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division a $107 million contract modification to continue providing support services to the LHA 9 type of amphibious assault ships.

The award, which marks HII’s fourth modification for the contract, calls for long-lead-time material and advanced procurement activities for LHA 9.

With the modification, the contract’s ceiling increases to $457 million, HII said. The previous modification, valued at $145 million, was awarded to HII in June.

Ingalls Shipbuilding President Kari Wilkinson considers the amphibious warship production line a critical component of the country’s defense industrial base.

She said in a statement that the funding will help strengthen the shipbuilding supplier base and sustain jobs across the country in support of LHA 9 construction.

Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII has been providing military shipbuilding services for over a century. HII is one of the country’s leading shipbuilders, having built the most ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder.

The shipbuilding company delivers unmanned systems, defense and federal solutions, nuclear and environmental services and fleet sustainment in support of national security missions worldwide.

It delivered its first amphibious assault ship, the Iwo Jima-class USS Tripoli, to the Navy in 1996. Afterward, the company delivered five Tawara-class LHA 1 ships, eight Wasp-class LHD 1 ships, the inaugural America LHA 6 and the Tripoli LHA 7 ship.

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