US Navy relocates General Dynamics’ LX(R) design contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics, National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO), a $24.38 million modification to a previously awarded contract for LX(R) amphibious ship replacement program design acceleration and contract design engineering support.

The LX(R) contract was awarded to General Dynamics as an option under the contract to build six T-AO 205 oilers on June 30.

The contract is now being transferred and exercised under the existing LX(R) Early Industry Involvement contract for administrative purposes.

LX(R) amphibious ship replacement program awarded early industry involvement contracts to two U.S. shipyards, Huntington Ingalls Industries and General Dynamics NASSCO, that have the facilities and resources to build a large amphibious ship without major re-capitalization.

NASSCO will be required to perform design efforts, special studies, analyses, and reviews in support of the LX(R) Amphibious Ship Replacement program acceleration and contract design. The tasking may include efforts related to systems engineering, marine engineering, naval architecture, cost estimating and computer modeling.

The LX(R) will augment the 12 San Antonio-class LPD amphibious warships built at HII’s Pascagoula shipyard.