Navy issues HII $145 million LHA-9 contract action

By Mallory Shelbourne / June 18, 2020 at 2:01 PM

The Navy yesterday announced a $145.6 million undefinitized contract action to Huntington Ingalls Industries for long lead items for an America-class amphibious assault ship.

The award is for HII's shipyard in Pascagoula, MS to begin purchasing materials for LHA-9.

The service anticipates HII finishing the work by February 2024.

In a press release about yesterday's award, HII noted the Navy has issued $350 million in advance procurement money for LHA-9.

LHA-9, which is the second Flight I ship, is slated to have a well-deck, unlike LHA-6 and LHA-7, which are categorized as Flight 0 ships.