Navy open to both shipyards building new LX(R) amphibious ships

By Justin Doubleday / January 27, 2017 at 4:45 PM
The Navy is open to both Huntington Ingalls Industries and General Dynamics' NASSCO building the next-generation of amphibious ships, according to a service official. HII's Ingalls Shipbuilding and NASSCO are currently on contract to design the next-generation LX(R), which will replace the Navy's aging Whidbey Island-class dock landing ships (LSDs). The contract design for LX(R) will last through June, according to Maj. Gen. Christopher Owens, head of expeditionary warfare within the chief of naval operations' office (N95). The Navy then...

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