Austal USA wins $58m LCS contract modification

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Austal USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Australian shipbuilder Austal, has been awarded a modification to a previously awarded Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program contract from the US Department of Defense.

The modification, which provides Austal with a total potential additional value of about A$58,742,000, exercises options for LCS Class design services, material to support LCS Class design services and the US Navy’s Integrated Data Product Model Environment (IDPME).

“Austal will provide LCS Class design services to all Independence-class LCS ships and services may include program management, fitting out services, change processing, software maintenance, engineering and lifecycle efforts,” the company said in a statement.

“Austal will also maintain an IDPME that shall enable Navy access to enterprise LCS data management.”

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