DoD Awards $36-Million LCAC Contracts to L-3 Unidyne

By George Backwell
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
LCAC: Photo USN

US Department of Defense informs that L-3 Unidyne Inc., Norfolk, Virginia, is being awarded two contracts for work on air-cushioned (LCAC) craft, as detailed below:

First contract: Four LCAC at Camp Pendleton, California
Is a $22,231,067 firm-fixed-priced contract for the service life extension program (SLEP) for four landing craft, air-cushioned (LCAC) craft in fiscal 2014, 2015 and 2016. The LCAC SLEP will extend the service life from 20 to 30 years, sustain/enhance craft capability, replace obsolete electronics, repair corrosion damage, reduce life cycle cost by improving reliability and maintainability, increase survivability, and establish a common configuration baseline.

The LCAC SLEP scope of effort includes repair and upgrade of the buoyancy box, gas turbine engine replacement, installation of a new skirt, installation of an integrated C4N equipment package, and accomplishment of selected craft alterations and repair work.

Work will be performed in Camp Pendleton, California, and is expected to be completed by October 2016.

Second Contract: Two LCAC at Virginia Beach, Virginia
The $13,821,952 firm-fixed-priced contract is for the service life extension program (SLEP) of two landing craft, air-cushioned (LCAC) craft in fiscal 2014, 2015 and 2016.

The scope of work is similar to the above.

Work will be performed in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by June 2016.

Both contracts were for Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia.

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