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Congressional Forum 2024 Press Release

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2024 Spending Map

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2024 Legislative Ask Sheet

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LPD Flight II Poster

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2024 Survey Fact Sheet

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Gen. Heckl explains need for additional amphibious warships to combat issue readiness.

Concern surrounding readiness of the Navy’s amphibious ships is affecting the Marine Corps’ ability to deploy Marines globally in a timely manner. The Marine Corps is concerned that its expeditionary units – including amphibs – could be in a position where they cannot meet the needs of a new crisis given the current state of the US Navy’s amphibious ships. The lack of amphibious ship ...
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The Lexington Institute’s Loren Thompson explains the benefits of block-buys, pointing to the importance of stability and strong demand signals in keeping up with China’s production of warships

The current administration’s proposed 2024 budget does not account for the block-buy of warships, negatively impacting the workforce and supply chain. Thompson explains how the U.S. must be more efficient in spending money on defense as Chinese naval production continues to evolve. To keep up with China’s production levels and ensure international stability through a strong forward stance, the industrial base needs block buys which ...
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Ingalls Shipbuilding Successfully Launched US Navy’s Third America-class Amphibious Warship USS Bougainville (LHA-8)

On September 9th, USS Bougainville was transferred from land to a floating dry dock, where the Ingalls team completed the final prep work for launch. On October 6th, USS Bougainville successfully launched from Ingalls’ floating dock into the Pascagoula River.  USS Bougainville will be a crucial addition to the amphib fleet, bringing new innovations that help the Navy and Marine Corps deliver on missions around ...
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CMC Nominee Smith Renews Calls for 31 Amphibs, SASC Advocates for Amphibs

The nominee to be the next commandant of the Marine Corps reiterated the service’s minimum requirement of 31 amphibious ships to meet the service’s missions. 14 SASC committee members signed a letter to Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro reminding him of a promise he made this spring to return with a plan on reconciling the statutory requirement for 31 amphibious vessels with current shipbuilding plans.
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Amphibious Warship Suppliers Return to Capitol Hill to Advocate for Amphibious Warships

Today, more than 140 amphibious warship industry members, including suppliers from across the United States, U.S. Navy and Marine Corps leadership, Members of Congress and staff, as well as the media attended the Amphibious Warship Industrial Base Coalition’s (AWIBC) annual Congressional Forum to advocate for thee value and importance of the U.S. Navy’s amphibious warship fleet to the Navy-Marine Corps team and nation. Notably, the ...
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HII’s Ingalls seeks stability in amphibs, ‘absolutely’ eyeing second frigate yard competition

With $1 billion in modernization efforts over the past five years, HII is eager to see stability in the amphibious shipbuilding budget as it continues to support the Navy’s LPD and LHA needs.
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Fairbanks Morse To Supply LPD 32 with Engines

Fairbanks Morse recently won the contract to power the US Navy’s 16th San Antonio-class vessel LPD 32 with four main propulsion diesel engines. Each engine will be manufactured at Fairbanks Morse’s manufacturing facility in Beloit, Wisconsin. Upon completion, the engines will be delivered to Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi where Fairbanks Morse will support the installation, testing, and sea trials.
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