Home » NEWS » Economic Development » Ingalls awarded $13.7 million Navy contract
Ingalls Shipbuilding covers 800 acres at the Port of Pascagoula and and has more than 11,000 workers, making it the largest private employer in the state.

Ingalls awarded $13.7 million Navy contract

Ingalls Shipbuilding has been awarded a $13.7 million contract to perform design work for the U.S. Navy newest amphibious warship, the LX(R).

Ingalls president Brian Cuccias said in a news release the LX(R) is intended to replace the Navy’s Harpers Ferry- and Whidbey Island-class dock landing ships.

He says they will employ the same hull as the San Antonio class, of which Ingalls has delivered 10 to the Navy, with another — the Portland — under construction. Ingalls has also received more than $258 million in advance procurement funding for a 12th in the San Antonio class, the Fort Lauderdale.

The U.S. Department of Defense announced June 30 that Ingalls would perform the majority of the contract design work for the LX(R).



… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Associated Press

Leave a Reply