NASSCO Gets $317M Contract Modification

Tuesday, January 31, 2006
National Steel 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 activity.

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