Navy awards funding for FY 2013 littoral combat ships

Four more LCSMARCH 4, 2013 — The Navy has awarded funding for construction of all four of the FY 2013 littoral combat ships (LCS).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Baltimore, Md., is being provided funding in the amount of $696,629,123 under previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-2300) for construction of two fiscal 2013 littoral combat ships. Work will be performed by shipbuilder Marinette Marine, Marinette, Wis. (56 percent); Walpole, Mass. (14 percent); Washington, D.C. (12 percent); Oldsmar, Fla. (4 percent); Beloit, Wis. (3 percent); Moorestown, N.J. (2 percent); Minneapolis, Minn. (2 percent) and various locations of less than one percent each totaling seven percent, and is expected to be complete by July 2018.

Austal USA, Mobile, Ala., is being provided funding in the amount of $681,721,789 under previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-2301) for construction of two fiscal 2013 littoral combat ships. Work will be performed in Mobile, Ala. (51 percent); Pittsfield, Mass. (13 percent); Cincinnati, Ohio (4 percent); Baltimore, Md. (2 percent); Burlington, Vt. (2 percent); New Orleans, La. (2 percent) and various locations of less than two percent each totaling 26 percent. Work is expected to be complete by June 2018. 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.

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