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LPD 17 San Antonio  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2006
Total Production: 13
Unitary Cost: USD$1.7 billion
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Bath Iron Works (only for LPD 24) and Huntington Ingalls Industries*   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: LPD 17 San Antonio
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2006
Total Production: 14
Total Cost: USD$19 billion
Family Members: LPD 17 Flight II
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Description: The LPD 17 San Antonio class ships will be a highly reliable, warfare capable amphibious transport docks designed to replaced current LPD 4, LSD 36, LST 1139 and LKA 113 ships. They incorporate state-of-the-art self-defense capabilities, C4ISR, and reduced radar cross section signatures, as well as reduced operational costs and capability to incorporate technological advances. In addition, San Antonio class ships also incorporate the latest quality of life standards for the embarked Marines and Sailors.

The LPD 17 ships will be able to accommodate EFV, formerly AAAV, vehicles, LCAC or LCU landing crafts, and MV-22 tilt-rotor aircraft. They will perform as amphibious transports, amphibious cargo ships and landing docks. A flight deck and a well deck have been provided to these ships to support landing craft. Overall, LPD 17 class ships are operated with a 360-man crew comprising officers and enlisted personnel. Its landing force may include 800 Marines and their equipment such as fighting vehicles, landing crafts and rotary-wing aircraft. San Antonio design features the latest in command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities (C4ISR). As an expeditionary warship will be the most survivable amphibious vessel ever put to sea. Survival is based on a combination of sensors and weapons for self-defense and reduced radar cross section (RCS) signature. Stealthy was achieved streamlining its topside design and introducing advanced technologies.

The advanced enclosed mast/sensor system (AEM/S) replaces conventional masts, protecting radar and communications antennae from weather and reducing the ship's vulnerability to detection by hostile radar. As of early 2006, the AEM/S is the largest composite material structure ever installed on a US Navy steel ship. Originally, the US Navy plans were to procure up to 12 LPD 17 San Antonio ships. As of early 2006, the US Navy plans call for procurement of 9 ships. As of early 2018 the US Navy plans call for 14 ships to be delivered by the mid-2020s.

The LPD 17 sailed from Northrop Grumman Corporation's Pascagoula shipyard for the first time on April 29, 2005, for her initial at-sea testing in the Gulf of Mexico. The LPD 17 named USS San Antonio was expected to achieve initial operational capability and commissioning in February 2007. Finally, USS San Antonio was commissioned by the US Navy on January 14, 2006, at Naval Station Ingleside, Texas. On 1st June, 2006, Northrop-Grumman announced that the US Navy awarded a $2.49 billion contract for the construction and further development of LPD 17 San Antonio-class ships. The contract called for construction of two ships, LPD 22 and LPD 23, and the purchase of long-lead material and equipment in support of LPD 24.

The US Navy christened the USS Green Bay (LPD 20) Landing Platform Dock ship on July 15, 2006 at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems - Avondale Operations, Avondale, Louisiana. USS New York (LPD 21) has the unique characteristic that the bow stem was formed using steel from the World Trade Center (WTC) destroyed on 11S. On 6 November 2006 the US Navy awarded Northrop-Grumman Ship Systems a $1.45 billion contract for the construction of LPD 24 and long lead materiel procurement for LPD 25 amphibious assault ship.

LPD 17 San Antonio Specifications

Crew: 360
Troops: 800
Beam: 32 meter (105 foot)
Draft: 7 meter (23.0 foot)
Length: 209 meter (684 foot)
Cruise Speed: 22 knot (11.3 mps)
Service Life: 40 year
Full Displacement: 25,000 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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LPD 17 San Antonio News

There are 15 news between
22 Jun 2006 and 16 Feb 2018
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Friday, February 16, 2018US Navy to Get 13th LPD 17 Class Amphibious Assault Ship
Monday, December 19, 2016Huntington Ingalls Industries Awarded Contract for US Navy's LPD 28 Amphibious Assault Ship
Friday, December 4, 2015US Navy Awards Contract for LPD 28 Amphibious Assault Ship
Friday, May 15, 2015US Navy Declares Initial Operational Capability for RAM Block 2 Missile
Wednesday, August 6, 2014Lockheed Martin, NASA and US Navy Test Orion Spacecraft Ocean Recovery
Tuesday, April 9, 2013Successful First Maritime Flight of RQ-21A Small Tactical Unmanned Air System
Monday, November 5, 2012Raytheon Awarded US Navy Contract for Ship Self-Defense System
Tuesday, January 25, 2011US Navy Validates New Navigation Capability for DDG 1000
Monday, July 6, 2009US Navy to Conduct Maritime Laser Demonstration in Support of its Surface Fighting Ships
Monday, March 31, 2008Bath Iron Works to Build Units for the LPD 24 Amphibious Ship

Operators & Related Equipment

United States of America13
Apr 201811
Oct 201610

Grand Total 131
Armored Vehicles
Auxiliary Vessels
LCAC 1x2
Cannons & Gear
Mk 46 Mod 1
Protection Systems
Mk 15 Phalanx Block 1Bx2
Mk-31 RAMx2
Sensor Systems
Support Aircraft
CH-46E Sea Knightx4
MV-22C Ospreyx2

LPD 17 San Antonio Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
LPD 17 USS San Antonio-2006-
LPD 18 USS New Orleans-10 Mar 2007-
LPD 19 USS Mesa Verde-15 Dec 2007-
LPD 20 USS Green Bay-24 Jan 2009-
LPD 21 USS New York1 Mar 20087 Nov 2009-
LPD 22 USS San Diego12 Jun 201018 May 2012-
LPD 23 USS Anchorage14 May 20114 May 2013-
LPD 24 USS Arlington26 Mar 20116 Apr 2013-
LPD 25 USS Somerset28 Jul 20121 Mar 2014-
LPD 26 USS John P. Murtha21 Mar 20158 Oct 2016-
LPD 27 USS Portland21 May 201621 Apr 2018-
LPD 28 USS Fort Lauderdale-2022-
LPD 29 -2024-

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