Austal USA awarded $72.5 million maintenance contract

This contract covers littoral combat ships in the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean.

The U.S. Navy’s littoral combat ship at sea.

Austal USA LLC has been awarded a $72.5 million firm-fixed price contract for emergent repair and continuous maintenance of littoral combat ships deployed to the Western Pacific, Indian Ocean and the countries and ports therein.

The contract includes a 24-month base period beginning in January with three additional 12-month option periods, which, if exercised, would bring the contract total to $215.9 million. Work will primarily be performed in Singapore, according to the Department of Defense, which announced the contract yesterday.

Austal USA has been building the littoral combat ship in Mobile since 2006. Earlier this year in August, Austal was awarded a sustainment execution contract from the U.S. Navy for the repair, maintenance and modernization for all littoral combat ships homeported in Mayport, Florida, which followed a service contract for support of littoral combat ships based on the U.S. west coast.

At the time of those awards, Austal USA President Rusty Murdaugh said, “Austal USA is committed to the success of the LCS program and the growth of our services business. This award enables us to support both variants anywhere in the world.”

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