Navys Orders Long Lead Items for Next LPD

The U.S. Navy awarded Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding’s Pascagoula yard a contract to procure the long lead items for LPD-26. The Mississippi Press reports that the $10 million contract will begin the process of building the ship. The actual time line to award the full production contract has not yet been set. In the past the production contract has cost upwards of $1 billion. The Pascagoula yard has built or is building LPD 22 and 24. LPD 17-20 of the San Antonio class have been completed.

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