Ingalls Shipbuilding receives initial $200 million contract toward construction of new LPD

The procurement contract will allow Ingalls to begin the process of purchasing long lead-time materials and major equipment, including main engines, diesel generators, deck equipment, shafting, propellers, valves and other systems.

The so-called omnibus bill passed by Congress last December included $1 billion for construction of LPD 28.

“It provides $1 billion for the LPD-28 amphibious assault ship, built by Ingalls Shipbuilding right here in Pascagoula,” U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo said at the time. “Not only is this ship required by the Marine Corps, its construction will directly protect more than 3,000 shipbuilding jobs along the Mississippi coast.