Ingalls Shipbuilding, a client of design and engineering software solution provider SSI, launched the big-deck amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA 7) on May 1, 2017. This was thirteen weeks ahead of the original construction schedule.
Most Navies would call this an Aircraft Carrier
At approximately 45,000 long tons, the LHA 7 is similar in size to the French Charles de Gaulle and the Indian Vikramaditya fixed-wing aircraft carriers and is of a comparable displacement to the former US Navy Midway-class aircraft carriers. The LHA 7 is part of the US Navy’s America-class of amphibious assault ships and it is designed to put ashore and support a Marine Expeditionary Unit using helicopters and V/STOL aircraft.
Ingalls and SSI software
Significant increases in efficiency at Ingalls can be traced to SSI software products such as ShipConstructor and EnterprisePlatform. ShipConstructor is an AutoCAD based CAD/CAM product line for design and engineering of ship and offshore projects. EnterprisePlatform is a software product line for leveraging engineering information from a product data model and then turning data into action.
Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder.
SSI develops Autodesk based solutions for the shipbuilding and offshore industry. SSI solutions take advantage of the native DWG platform and the global pools of experience provided by the world's most popular CAD platform. SSI combines this with industry specific standards, terminology and best practices. Expert consultation is also available to ensure real time engineering data passes effortlessly between applications such as MRP, ERP or PLM tools.