MARCH 30, 2016 — Textron Inc., New Orleans, Louisiana, being awarded a $174,012,150 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-12-C-2401) for the option exercise for construction of Landing Craft, Air Cushions (LCACs) 104 through 108 and their associated technical manuals under the Ship to Shore Connector (SSC) program.
The SSC program is the functional replacement for the existing fleet of LCAC vehicles, which are nearing the end of their service life - designed for a 30-year service life. The SSC mission is to land surface assault elements in support of Operational Maneuver from the Sea, at over-the-horizon distances, while operating from amphibious ships and mobile landing platforms.
SSC provides increased performance to handle current and future missions, as well as improvements which will increase craft availability and reduce total ownership cost.
Work will be performed in New Orleans, Louisiana (27 percent); Indianapolis, Indiana (26 percent); Camden, New Jersey (15 percent); Norway (8 percent), Great Britain (5 percent); Livonia, Michigan (4 percent); Chanhassen, Minnesota (3 percent); Cincinnati, Ohio (3 percent); Metairie, Louisiana (3 percent); Huntington, California (2 percent); Eatontown, New Jersey (2 percent); Corona, California (1 percent); and Gold Beach, Oregon (1 percent), and is expected to be completed by October 2020.
Fiscal 2016 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $174,012,150 is being 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.