Navy will require Northrop Grumman to finish LPDs at New Orleans Shipyard, Landrieu says

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus will announce Friday that Northrop Grumman will be required to finish work on two LPD ships at Avondale Shipyard before it ceases operations there, and that he will act administratively to move the start of the Navy’s program for building double-hulled oil tankers up from 2017 to 2014, providing a potential mother lode of work at Avondale after Northrop Grumman leaves, Sen. Mary Landrieu said today. Times Picayune.