The United States Department of Defense has announced that Austal USA has been awarded a US$8.440 million cost-plus contract modification to a previously awarded Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) contract.
The contract exercises options for core class services for the LCS Program.
Austal USA will assess engineering and production challenges, as well as develop, evaluate costs and schedule risks for engineering change proposals and class baseline documentation in support of production efforts.
Work will be performed in Mobile, Alabama (60 percent), and Pittsfield, Massachusetts (40 percent), and work is expected to be completed October 2015.
The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.