The Navy has awarded HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding a $130 million contract to fund advance procurement for components of an amphibious assault ship, according to a notice posted Thursday.
Work on LHA-10 is expected to be completed by July 2028, according to the notice. The advance procurement of long lead time material -- components that take the longest to design and fabricate for the ship -- is one aspect of the funding.
LHA-10 will be the third Flight I America-class ship and includes a well deck.
Yet, if the continuing resolution the Navy is now operating under stretches past the first quarter of fiscal year 2024, funding for the buildup of LHA-10 may be at risk.