Austal USA, GD BIW Finalize LCS Deal

Austal USA and General Dynamics Bath Iron Works have executed a sub-contract for Littoral Combat Ship Planning Yard Design Services.

This was previously announced as a teaming arrangement in August 2014.

The work, scheduled to begin in June 2015, includes requirements for hull, mechanical, and electrical services, including; engineering, planning, ship configuration, material, and logistics support to maintain and modernize the Independence variant of the LCS class.

Austal will perform the majority of these tasks for the Independence-variant LCS at its Mobile, Alabama shipyard. A portion of these tasks will also be performed at the Austal Service Centre in San Diego, California.

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