BIW awarded $6.8 million LCS-2 contract

USS Independence LCS-2FEBRUARY 11, 2013 — General Dynamics, Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, is being awarded a $6,875,016 cost-plus award fee modification under a previous awarded basic ordering agreement (N00024-09-G-2301) to provide engineering and management services for advance planning and design in support of the post shakedown availability for the Littoral Combat Ship Independence (LCS 2).

Bath Iron Works will provide design, planning and material support services for the vessel. Efforts will include program management, advance planning, engineering, design, material kitting, liaison and scheduling. Work will be performed in Bath, Maine, (90 percent) and Pittsfield, Mass., (10 percent), and is expected to be completed by April 2013.

Fiscal 2013 research, development, testing and evaluation funding in the amount of $6,875,016 will be obligated at time of award, and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion, and Repair, Bath, Maine, is the contracting activity.

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