Navy awards LCS contracts worth $1.3 billion

The Austal LCS variant The Austal LCS variant

MARCH 11, 2014 — Though there may be questions about how many littoral combat ships the Navy ultimately acquires, the FY 2014 program is rolling right along.

The Pentagon yesterday awarded contracts totaling over $1.3 billion to the Lockheed Martin team, whose shipbuilder is Marinette Marine, and Austal USA.

Lockheed Martin is being provided funding in the amount of $698,911,656 under previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-2300) for construction of two fiscal 2014 littoral combat ships.

The three contract line items being funded for each ship are for the basic seaframe construction, selected ship systems integration and test, and selected ship systems equipment.

Work will be performed in 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 1 percent each totaling 7 percent, and is expected to be complete by August 2018. Fiscal 2014 shipbuilding and conversion, Navy contract funds in the amount of $698,911,656 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Austal USA, Mobile, Ala., is being provided funding in the amount of $683,716,119 under previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-2301) for construction of two fiscal 2014 littoral combat ships.

The three contract line items being funded for each ship are for the basic seaframe construction, selected ship systems integration and test, and selected ship systems equipment.

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, and is expected to be complete by June 2018. Fiscal 2014 shipbuilding and conversion, Navy contract funds in the amount of $683,716,119 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.