and Shipbuilding Co.
, San Diego, Calif., is being
awarded a $317,113,310 fixed-price-incentive modification under previously
awarded contract (N00024-02-C-2300) to exercise an option for design and
construction of the ninth ship in the Dry Cargo/Ammunition Ship (T-AKE) Class.
The T-AKE Class dry cargo/ammunition ship will provide a two product
(ammunition and combat stores including dry stores, frozen and chilled
products, spare parts and consumables) shuttle ship replacement for the aging
Combat Store (T-AFS) and Ammunition (T-AE) shuttle ships. T-AKE will provide
logistics lift to station ships and other ships operating with naval forces
from supply sources, such as friendly ports, and at sea from merchant vessels.
Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif., and is expected to be completed
by May 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal
year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting