Austal USA, the American branch of operations for Australian shipbuilder Austal, has been awarded US$16,303,195 by the US Department of Defense for a cost-plus-fixed fee to a previously awarded contract.
According to Austal, the order provides for Littoral Combat Ship class design service, including integrated data and product model environment (IDPME) support.
The work, to be conducted across Austal’s Mobile, Alabama and Pittsfield, Massachusetts facilities, will see the company provide class design products including technical analyses, engineering, configuration management, software maintenance and development, production assessment, diminishing manufacturing sources and sea-frame reliability analysis.
Austal CEO, David Singleton said the project is slated for completion by June 2019.
“The LCS has a significant economic footprint in the United States, supporting tens of thousands of jobs through the contributions of more than 900 local suppliers in 41 states involved in the program,” Mr Singleton said.
“Austal is very proud of the LCS Program and we are focused on providing the most cost-effective and capable small surface combatants in the world for the US Navy.”