The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., has funded two contracts for the construction of littoral combat ships.
The first awardee, Lockheed Martin Corp., of Baltimore, Maryland, has received $698,911,656 in funding under a previously-awarded contract for the construction of 2 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, Wisconsin; Walpole, Massachusetts; Washington, D.C.; Oldsmar, Florida; Beloit, Wisconsin; Moorestown, New Jersey; and Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Navy expects this work to be completed by August 2018.
The other awardee, Austal USA, of Mobile, Alabama, received funding in the amount of $683,716,119 under its previously-awarded contract for construction of 2 fiscal 2014 littoral combat ships The three CLINS being funded under this contract are also for basic seaframe construction, selected ship systems integration and test, and selected ship systems equipment. Work will be performed in Mobile, Alabama; Pittsfield, Massachusetts; Cincinnati, Ohio; Baltimore, Maryland, Burlington, Vermont; New Orleans, Louisiana; and various other locations. The Navy expects work on this contract to be completed by June 2018.