General Dynamics NASSCO announced Wednesday that it won a $24.1 million contract from the Navy to maintain littoral combat ships when they’re in port in San Diego.
Under the agreement, NASSCO will plan, furnish materials and provide support and facilities to maintain and modernize a dozen LCS-class ships.
The contract covers both variants of the ships, which are fast and agile vessels designed to fight in coastal waters. They come in single hull and trimaran versions.
“General Dynamics NASSCO has proven repair experience with a track record of delivering high-quality maintenance and modernization services to the U.S. Navy,” said David Carver, NASSCO vice president and general manager of repair. “We look forward to working with the Navy to support the sustainment of the Littoral Combat Ship program.”
The contract has a total potential value of $96 million if all options are exercised.
General Dynamics NASSCO will serve as the prime contractor and will partner with General Dynamics Mission Systems and General Dynamics Information Technology.
The Navy plans to base most of its LCS vessels in San Diego, and send them on long Pacific Ocean deployments. The ships have multiple crews that rotate to lower wear and tear on the sailors.
— City News Service
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