The following is the text of a news release from Austal Ltd.:
(MOBILE, Ala.) — Austal Ltd. is to be awarded a $6.5 million modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-2301) to exercise an option for special studies, analyses and review efforts for the littoral combat ship (LCS) program.
Austal will provide engineering and design services to reduce acquisition and lifecycle costs for the Independence-variant LCS.
Work will be performed in Mobile, Ala. (72 percent), and Pittsfield, Mass. (28 percent), and is expected to be completed by March 2016.
Fiscal 2014 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $2 million will be obligated at the time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.