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Northrop Grumman receives $62M from Navy

PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) -

PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - Northrop Grumman is getting a $62 million from the U.S. Navy for LPD 27, the 11th amphibious transport dock ship of the USS San Antonio (LPD 17) class.

The funds will be used to purchase long lead time materials and major equipment in support of the new ship, such as main engines and diesel generators and other equipment including electrical switchboards, deck equipment and fire extinguishing systems.

The work will be performed at the company's Gulf Coast facilities.

"Northrop Grumman Shipbuilders remain committed to this very important shipbuilding platform for the U.S. Navy," said Tim Farrell, vice president and program manager of the LPD program for Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding–Gulf Coast. "This procurement contract enables us to focus on effective and efficient supply chain management and move forward with the advanced purchase materials and equipment that will help us meet our schedule commitments with our Navy customer."

The 11 ships of the LPD 17 class are a key element of the Navy's ability to project power ashore. The LPD 17-class ships are 684 feet long, 105 feet wide and displace approximately 25,000 tons. Their principal mission is to deploy the combat and support elements of Marine Expeditionary Units and Brigades.

The ship can carry up to 800 troops and have the capability of transporting and debarking air cushion (LCAC) or conventional landing craft and EFVs, augmented by helicopters or vertical take-off and landing aircraft such as the MV-22.

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