Contract awarded for next John Lewis-class tanker

By Linda Hersey / May 24, 2023 at 3:13 PM
Construction of the T-AO 213 -- the ninth ship in the Navy's John Lewis-class tanker program -- is scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2025, under a $736 million modified contract awarded to General Dynamics NASSCO. The award for the T-AO 213 brings to $5.5 billion NASSCO’s total contract for developing nine of the replenishment oilers. The Navy’s long-term plan is to build 20 T-AO ships. The Navy’s Military Sealift Command will operate the ships, which provide underway...

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