US Navy awards US$72 million LCS maintenance contract to Alabama shipbuilder

The US Navy Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Savannah (Photo: Austal USA)

The US Navy has awarded Mobile, Alabama-based Austal USA a US$72.5 million contract to perform maintenance on Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) deployed to the Western Pacific, the Indian Ocean, and the countries and ports therein.

The contract value could increase to US$215.9 million if options for further periods contained in the contract are exercised by the navy.

The maintenance award is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract for emergent repair and continuous maintenance, on the multiple Independence-class LCS deployed to the Western Pacific. Work for an initial 24-month base period will begin in January 2022 and will be completed by December 2026 if all further options are exercised.

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