The Navy late last week awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries a contract worth up to $931 million for Littoral Combat Ship planning yard services, according to a company statement published today.
“The planning yard design services contract will provide the LCS program with post-delivery life-cycle support, which includes fleet modernization program planning, design engineering and modeling, logistics support, long-lead-time material support, and preventative and planned maintenance system item development and scheduling,” according to the statement.
“Unique to this planning yard effort is the requirement to manage the scheduling of all planned, continuous and emergent maintenance and associated availabilities,” the statement added.
The contract includes options over a six-year period that would raise its cumulative value to $931 million.
The contract was not publicized in the Defense Department's daily announcements because the $5 million initial award was under the Pentagon's $7 million threshold.
“If all options are exercised, work will continue through April 2025,” a Navy spokesman told Inside Defense today. “This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with three offers received.”
General Dynamics Bath Iron Works was the incumbent. A company spokesman declined to comment.