Using Today’s Success to Shape Tomorrow’s Security
With a hot production line in place, skilled & seasoned workforce, a robust supplier base and deep experience building San Antonio class LPD amphibious warships, Ingalls Shipbuilding stands ready to close the gap between LPD 29 and LX(R), the next generation amphibious warship the Navy-Marine Corps team needs today.
LX(R) is a capable and affordable variant of the amphibious transport dock LPD 17. Utilizing the LPD 17’s proven hull, this LPD derivative is adaptable and can be tailored for specific mission payloads as well as command and decision requirements.
Accelerating LX(R) program start takes advantage of a mature design, hot production line, stable vendor base, and the talent, experience and facilities of Ingalls Shipbuilding. Acceleration today creates savings tomorrow
Why LPD Derivative as LX(R)?
The LPD derivative is the right choice for the next generation amphibious ship, replacing the Harpers Ferry and Whidbey Island classes of dock landing ships.
In response to customers’ expressed desire for a platform that is ready to conduct split and disaggregated operations, the LX(R) design is fitted with a fully capable helo hangar, encompassing Command and Control systems and troop operations (TACLOG), and Intel space to enhance situation awareness for the ship and the fleet.
LX(R) offers the opportunity for uncommon affordability in a new class of ships by using the LPD 17 hull as the foundation for LX(R). The proven LPD hull avoids growing pains that accompany the introduction of a new ship design while saving cost and shortening time to delivery.
Building on a legacy of proven equipment and systems, LX(R) maintains commonality with existing fleet assets to provide added value by capitalizing on existing logistics support, crew training and knowledge base for sailors and Marines. It is the right ship at the right time to efficiently and affordably meet the needs of our Navy/Marine Corps team.