2.4 Billion USD Contract for LHA 9
The U.S. Navy continues to invest in new amphibious concepts and doctrines. The new shipbuilding contract was inked with Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII). The shipbuilder will construct the America-class amphibious assault ship LHA 9 in line with a 2.4 billion USD contract. The company is known for its experience on large-deck amphibious ships. HII delivered 15 amphibious platforms, including Tarawa-class, Wasp-class and two America-class vessels.
The United States changed its doctrine against emerging threats in the Pacific. The U.S. Marine corps also reorganised in line with this step. The navy is further looking for area denial and island-hopping operations and shaped its investments accordingly.