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  • 2016 March 3 12:16

    Austal awarded Navy's contract mod for work on two littoral combat ships

    Mobile, Alabama based Austal USA has been being awarded a $14,656,227 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-2301) to exercise options for post-delivery support of littoral combat ships USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) and USS Omaha (LCS 12), according to the DoD's contracts announcement.

    Austal will perform the planning and implementation of deferred design changes that have been identified during the construction period.  The corrections and upgrades are necessary to support sail-away and follow-on post-delivery test and trials period.  Work will be performed in Mobile, Alabama (70 percent); Pittsfield, Massachusetts (20 percent); and San Diego, California (10 percent), and is expected to be complete by July 2017.  

    Fiscal 2012 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $3,000,000 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.

    Henderson-headquartered Austal was founded in 1988 and is today a world leader in the design and construction of customized aluminum defense and commercial vessels. With shipyards in Western Australia, the United States of America (Mobile, Alabama) and Balamban, Philippines, Austal has delivered more than 220 vessels for customers around the world. Austal’s product range includes passenger and vehicle-passenger ferries, patrol boats, theatre support vessels, combat ships, multi-role vessels and luxury private live-aboards. Austal is also an established provider of worldwide vessel maintenance and management services




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