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Contract Let For New Tripoli Enlarged-Deck Amphib

June 04 2012


The U.S. Navy has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries, Pascagoula, Miss., a $2.38 billion contract to build the second America-class amphibious assault ship, reports the Navy NewsStand.

The award covers detail design and construction work for the Tripoli at the company's Pascagoula shipyard.

Delivery is scheduled for fiscal 2018.

The Tripoli, as well as its predecessor, America, will feature increased aviation capacity, including an enlarged hangar deck; realignment and...

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