Austal Awarded LCS USS Jackson Deal

Austal has been awarded a $11 million order against the previously awarded Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) to provide engineering and management services for advance planning and design in support of the Post Shakedown Availability for Littoral Combat Ship USS Jackson (LCS 6).

Under the contract, Austal USA will provide design, planning, and material support services for the vessel. Efforts will include program management, advance planning, engineering, design, material kitting, liaison and scheduling.

Work will be performed at Austal’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama and Fairfax, Virginia and is expected to be completed by September 2016.

Austal has a US$3.5 billion contract from the U.S. Navy to build 10 Littoral Combat Ships and a separate US$1.6 billion contract from the U.S Navy to build 10 103-meter Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSVs).

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