Saturday, March 28, 2015

DTN News - U.S. DOD: BAE Systems Is Being Awarded Contract $16,771,463 For USS San Diego (LPD 22) To Improve The Ship's Military And Technical Capabilities.

DTN News - U.S. DOD: BAE Systems Is Being Awarded Contract $16,771,463 For USS San Diego (LPD 22) To Improve The Ship's Military And Technical Capabilities. 
Source: DTN News + U.S. DoD No: CR-056-15 Dated March 26, 2015
(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - March 28, 2015: BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, San Diego, California, is being awarded a $16,771,463 modification to previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee/incentive-fee contract (N00024-10-C-4407) for USS San Diego (LPD 22) fiscal 2015 selected restricted availability. 

A select restricted availability includes the planning and execution of depot-level maintenance, alterations, and modifications that will update and improve the ship's military and technical capabilities. 

This modification includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value to $18,796,615. 

Work will be performed in San Diego, California, and is expected to be completed by November 2015. 

Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Navy) funding in the amount of $16,771,463 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. 

The Southwest Regional Maintenance Center, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.

*USS San Diego (LPD 22)
The future USS San Diego (LPD 22) was launched May 7, 2010 from Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding’s Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss. 

The launch of the 684-foot ship into the Gulf of Mexico marks an important milestone in the ship’s construction process. 

“As the sixth ship of the class, this launch is a considerable achievement in the program.” said Jay Stefany, LPD 17 program manager for the Navy’s Program Executive Office (PEO) Ships. “The ship was more than 75 percent complete prior to launch, more complete than any other ship of the class at this point in construction. We continue to work with the shipbuilders to identify production improvements and a consistent build plan that will lead to lower costs and predictable schedules. San Diego is the first ship of the LPD 17 class that started construction after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, and is testament to the spirit of the Northrop Grumman workers as they and the shipyard continue their return to normalcy. 

The ship’s keel was laid May 23, 2007. Named for the city of San Diego and her future homeport, the ship’s next major milestone will be christening, scheduled for June. The future USS San Diego is expected to be delivered to the Navy in 2011. 

The principal mission of LPD 17 class amphibious transport dock ships is to transport and deploy the necessary combat and support elements of Marine Expeditionary Units and Brigades. The ship will carry approximately 720 troops and have the capability of transporting and debarking air cushion (LCAC) or conventional landing craft and Expeditionary Fighting Vehicles (EFV), augmented by helicopters or vertical take off and landing aircraft (MV 22). These ships will support amphibious assault, special operations and expeditionary warfare missions through the first half of the 21st century. 

As one of the Defense Department’s largest acquisition organizations, PEO Ships is responsible for executing the development and procurement of all major surface combatants, amphibious ships, special mission and support ships, and special warfare craft. Currently, the majority of shipbuilding programs managed by PEO Ships are benefiting from serial production efficiencies, which are critical to delivering ships on cost and schedule. 

*Link for This article compiled by K. V. Seth from reliable sources + U.S. DoD No: CR-056-15 Dated March 26, 2015
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*This article is being posted from Toronto, Canada By DTN News ~ Defense-Technology News 

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