January 12, 2005

$586 million Navy contract for NASSCO

General Dynamics' National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $586,266,939 fixed-price-incentive options under previously awarded contract (N00024-02-C-2300) for the design and construction of the seventh and eighth ships in the Dry Cargo/Ammunition Ship (T-AKE) Class.

The Dry Cargo/Ammunition Ship will provide logistic lift from sources of supply and will transfer this cargo at sea to station ships and other naval forces.

Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif., and is expected to be completed by May 1, 2008 for the seventh ship and July 31, 2008 for the eighth ship. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, Washington, D.C. is the contracting activity

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