Textron Lands SSC Construction Contract for U.S.Navy

Textron, Inc., New Orleans, La., is being awarded a $212,722,820 fixed-priced incentive-fee contract for the detail design and construction of a ship to shore connector (SSC) test and training craft and technical manuals.

The SSC program is the functional replacement for the existing fleet of landing craft, air cushion vehicles, which are nearing the end of their service life. It is an air-cushioned vehicle designed for a 30-year service life. The SSC mission is to land surface assault elements in support of operational maneuver from the sea, at over-the-horizon distances, while operating from amphibious ships and mobile landing platforms. SSC provides increased performance to handle current and future missions, as well as improvements, which will increase craft availability and reduce total ownership cost. This contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $570,451,044.

Over one half of the work will be performed in New Orleans, La. (59 percent) while the remaining segment will take place in other locations, such as  Camden, N.J., Great Britain etc.

The work is expected to be completed by February 2017.

This contract was competitively procured as a full and open competition via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with three proposals received, whereas the Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Naval Today Staff, July 9, 2012; Image: Team SSC