DECEMBER 19, 2012 — Textron Inc., New Orleans, La., is being awarded a $23,299,975 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-12-C-2401) to exercise an option for long lead time materials, advanced planning, engineering, procurement services and technical manuals for the Ship to Shore Connector (SSC) program.
The SSC Program is the functional replacement for the existing fleet of Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) vehicles, which are nearing the end of their service life. It is an Air Cushion vehicle 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 Indianapolis, Ind. (37 percent); Camden, N.J. (25 percent); New Orleans, La. (11 percent); Norway (8 percent), Great Britain (7 percent); Farmington, Mich. (6 percent); and Eatontown, N.J. (6 percent), and is expected to be completed by June 2015. Contract funds in the amount of $23,299,975 will be obligated at time of award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.