Among the latest listing of US Department of Defense contracts are those for the dredging of Newport News Navigation Channel, examination of littoral combat ship (LCS) core class shipyard services; and for the leasing of a submersible vessel, as follows:
Dutra Dredging Company, Calif. was awarded a $19,869,500 firm-fixed-price contract for dredging in the Thimble Shoal Federal Navigation Channel and the Cape Henry Federal Navigation Channel, Norfolk Virginia. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity.
LCS shipyard contract
Austal USA LLC, Mobile, Ala., was awarded an $8,247,342 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-2301) on Nov. 27, 2013, to exercise an option for littoral combat ship (LCS) core class services.
The company will assess engineering and production challenges as well as evaluate the cost and schedule risks from affordability efforts to reduce LCS acquisition and lifecycle costs. Work will be performed in Mobile, Ala. (60 percent), and Pittsfield, Mass. (40 percent), and is expected to be complete by November 2014.
Dry submersible vessel lease
Lockheed Martin MST-Undersea Systems, Mission & Unmanned Systems, Riviera Beach, Fla., is being awarded a $9,999,830 contract to lease the S301i, a commercially-classed dry submersible vessel with lock-in/lock-out capability and to support risk mitigation research, development, test, and evaluation for long-term Dry Combat Submersibles program objectives in support of United States Special Operations Command, Program Executive Office - Maritime.
Work will be performed primarily at government facilities located in Panama City, Fla., with an 18 month expected completion date.