Using Today’s Success to Shape Tomorrow’s Security
With a hot production line, skilled workers, a strong supplier base and deep experience building San Antonio class LPD amphibious warships, Ingalls Shipbuilding stands ready to close the gap between LPD 28 and LX(R), the next generation amphibious warships 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 the production of LX(R) takes advantage of a mature design, hot production line, stable vendor base, and the talent, experience and facilities of Ingalls Shipbuilding. Acceleration today equals savings tomorrow.
Why LPD Derivative as LX(R)?
The LPD derivative is the best option for the next generation amphibious ship, a replacement to the Harpers Ferry and Whidbey Island classes of dock landing ships.
Listening to our customer’s desires for a platform that could conduct split and disaggregated operations, the LX(R) design was 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 Class as the baseline for LX(R) or LSD replacement ships. The LPD hull avoids growing pains that accompany the introduction of a new ship design to save costs and shorten 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.