Another LPD Bridges Gap For LXR Amphib, HII CEO Says

As the next-generation amphibious ship, the LXR, faces further delays because of budgetary issues, another transportation dock ship — LPD 28 — would help bridge the growing gap between the current amphibious shipbuilding program and its successor, says Michael Petters, CEO of Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), which makes the ships.

“The bridge you’re trying to create is the bridge from the LPD program to the LXR program,” Petters said last week during a quarterly earnings conference call with Wall Street investment analysts.

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