National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, Calif., won a $317 million modification to an existing contract adding a ninth Dry Cargo/Ammunition Ship (T-AKE). The T-AKE Class dry cargo/ammunition ship carries both ammunition and combat support products like dry stores, frozen and chilled products, spare parts
and consumables. It will replace the aging Combat Store (T-AFS) and Ammunition (T-AE) shuttle ships. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif., and is expected to be completed by May 2009.