NEWS AND UPDATES
Reliable, capable, adaptable and survivable all words that describe the LPD 17 San Antonio-class of amphibious warships.
The Amphibious Warship Industrial Base Coalition (AWIBC) urges Congress to provide funding to build the amphibious warships required for the vital missions of the U.S. Navy-Marine Corps team and for the nation’s defense.
Large deck amphibious warships are superior combat ready, warfighting platforms. They are built to sail into harm’s way and serve as a cornerstone of America’s ability to project power.
There are currently not enough U.S. Navy amphibious warships to cover the vital regions around the world, due to a shortage of these ships. Find out why here.
General James Amos, former Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, referred to U.S. Navy amphibious warships as the “Swiss Army Knife” of all naval ships, as well as the “most utilitarian.” Here is why.
September 27, 2016 – As you know, General Robert B. Neller, Commandant of the Marine Corps, expressed concern in recent testimony before your Committee that under current procurement plans…
Companies in 44 states built parts and products to build USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26), the U.S. Navy’s newest San Antonio-class amphibious warship which will be commissioned in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Saturday, October 8.
AWIBC advocates for Congress to provide funding for the sustained and stable construction of amphibious warships vital to the mission of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps.
By joining the Coalition, you will have an opportunity to advocate for amphibious warship funding and to underscore the importance of amphibious warships to our country’s security and global stability. Membership eligibility requires that a company be an approved supplier to Huntington Ingalls Industries in the construction of U.S. Navy amphibious warships. Membership is restricted to approved suppliers. Individuals without an affiliation to an approved supplier company are not eligible for membership.
There is no membership fee for joining AWIBC. All Coalition activities are voluntary. However, members are responsible for the cost of their participation in Coalition activities.