June 14 () — Virginia Seaside, Va.-based Q.E.D. Techniques has been awarded a $15 million contract for upkeep on U.S. Navy littoral fight ship-class ships.
The contract, from Naval Sea Techniques Command and introduced on Wednesday, allows Q.E.D. to obtain lengthy lead time supplies to assist the LCS class of ships for each upkeep and sustainment, together with planning for such assist on the East Coast, West Coast and outdoors the USA. The deal comes beneath a cost-plus-incentive price, cost-plus-fixed price, cost-only contract, the Pentagon stated.
Littoral fight ships are a category of comparatively small vessels, although bigger than patrol ships, which might be designed for use close to shorelines and in shallow water.
The corporate will carry out nearly all of the work in San Diego, with 20 % carried out at Virginia Seaside, and it’s anticipated to be accomplished by June 2019.
The contract contains choices, notably procurement of lengthy lead time materials in assist of the ships, which might improve its worth to greater than $237.6 million.
The Navy has awarded $25,000 from fiscal 2018 Navy operations and upkeep funds on the time of the award, which is able to expire on the finish of the present fiscal 12 months.