December 23, 2013
The first mobile landing platform built by General Dynamics Nassco heading out from the San Diego harbor.
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The shipbuilder has been given the go-ahead to buy materials for the next landing platform ship.
The General Dynamics Nassco shipyard received a U.S. Navy contract worth up to $21.4 million, the Pentagon announced on Dec. 20. The money will go toward the design and construction of an afloat forward staging base.