HII Tests Electronic Systems Aboard Navy’s 12th Amphibious Transport Dock Ship

USS Fort Lauderdale
USS Fort Lauderdale

Huntington Ingalls Industries unit has completed a light-off assessment of electronic components on USS Fort Lauderdale, the 12th amphibious transport dock ship of the U.S. Navy's San Antonio class.

“Electronic systems light-off signifies that the network and consoles of the ship's hull, mechanical and electrical systems are up and running,“ Steve Sloan, LPD program manager for HII's Ingalls Shipbuilding division, said in a statement published Friday.

The 684-foot-long vessel is designed to transport U.S. Marines, cargo and supplies ashore through conventional landing craft, amphibious assault vehicles or air cushion.

A Marine Air Ground Task Force will use the ship to perform sea control, power projection, disaster relief and humanitarian assistance missions.

The Navy has accepted 11 San Antonio-class vessels from HII to date and awarded the company a $1.5B contract in April to build the 15th ship in the class and the second unit that will incorporate Flight II features.

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