The U.S. Navy has awardedÂ Huntington IngallsÂ IndustriesÂ (NYSE: HII) a potential $200 million contract to buy long-lead time materials for the construction of a 12th San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock.
The cost-plus-fixed-fee contract will run through April 2022 and also covers design and engineering work on the amphibious warship, the Defense Department said Friday.
Ingalls Shipbuilding, a Huntington Ingalls division, will use contractÂ funds for procurement ofÂ engines, fuelÂ generators, shafts, propellers, Â valves and deck equipment, according to a company statement.
LPD 28 will be the 12th ship of the San Antonio classÂ and be builtÂ to embark landing craft air cushion, conventional landing craft and expeditionary fighting vehicles usedÂ for transport ofÂ maritime forces and their equipment.
TheÂ 684-foot-long vessel is intended forÂ sea control, power projection, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations of the Navy and Marine Corps.