May 2, 2009
Navy awards LCS 4 contract
The Navy has announced the award of the contract for LCS 4, the second Littoral Combat Ship to be built at Austal USA.
The Pentagon announced Friday that team leader General Dynamics--Bath Iron Works (BIW), Bath, Maine, is being awarded contract N00024-09-C-2302 for Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) FY09 Flight 0+ ship construction, class design services, configuration management services, additional crew and shore support, special studies and post delivery support.
As this award represents Phase I of a competitive two-phased acquisition approach to procure FY09/FY10 LCS, with Phase II including potential award of up to three additional LCS Flight 0+ Class ships, the award amount is considered source selection information (see FAR 2.101 and 3.104) and will not be made public at this time.
Work will be performed in Mobile, Ala., (50 percent); Bath, Maine, (17 percent); Pittsfield, Mass., (14 percent); Ottowa, Ontario, (2 percent); California, Md., (1 percent); Baltimore, Md., (1 percent); Leesburg, Va., (1 percent); Burlington, Vt., (1 percent); and various locations of less than 1 percent each totaling 13 percent, and work is expected to be completed by June 2012. This is earlier than the December 2012 expected completion date of LCS 3, which is being built at Fincantieri's Marinette Marine under a contract with the Lockheed Martin led LCS team that was announced March 23. In that case, too, the amount of the award was not disclosed.