The following is the text of a news release from the U.S. Defense Department:
(WASHINGTON) — Austal USA of Mobile, Ala., is being awarded a not-to-exceed $9,937,228 modification to previously awarded contract N00024-11-C-2301 to provide procurement and engineering efforts in support of scope changes on fiscal 2015 and fiscal 2016 ships. This modification will incorporate additional accommodations to increase crew size on the LCS (littoral combat ship) Independence-variant ships.
Austal will provide supplies, services, labor and material for this effort, which includes program management and subcontracting management. Work will be performed in Mobile, Ala., and is expected to be completed by August 2019. Fiscal 2015 and 2016 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $7,452,921 will be obligated at the time of award and will not expire at the end of the fiscal year.
The supervisor of shipbuilding Gulf Coast, Mobile, Ala., is the contacting activity.