PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - Ingalls Shipbuilding announced Friday it has been awarded a $51 million contract modification to a previously awarded contract to upgrade San Antonio class amphibious transport docks for the U.S. Navy.
The 684-foot long, 105-foot wide ships can carry up to 800 Marines and equipment for amphibious assaults.
The upgrades Ingalls will provide include post-delivery planning and engineering, systems integration and engineering support, research engineering, material support, fleet modernization program planning, supply chain management, maintenance, and training for certain shipboard systems.
"Ingalls has a strong tradition in post-delivery efforts, and we are pleased to receive additional work on this program," said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. "Ingalls has delivered 10 ships in this class, and our shipbuilders have the knowledge and skills necessary to provide these important technical upgrades."