NASSCO gets another $23.5 million for LHA 8 design

Unlike LHA 6, pictured here, LHA 8 will have a well deck capable of carrying and launching amphibious craft Unlike LHA 6, pictured here, LHA 8 will have a well deck capable of carrying and launching amphibious craft

JUNE 15, 2014 — General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, California, is being awarded a $23,500,000 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-2401) for early industry involvement associated with the LHA(R) program Flight 1 (LHA 8) ship design to initiate an affordability design phase.

Work will be performed in San Diego, California, and is expected to be completed by May 2015. Fiscal 2014 research, development, test and evaluation funding in the amount of $20,500,000 will be obligated at the 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.