The Navy awarded a $7 million contract to Ingalls Shipbuilding for dock landing ship replacement program acceleration and affordability initiatives.
Ingalls will be required to perform design efforts, special studies, analyses and reviews, according to a Defense Department contract announcement released today. This may include work related to systems engineering, marine engineering, naval architecture, cost estimating and computer modeling.
Inside the Navy reported in July 2016 Ingalls Shipbuilding was awarded three times the number of hours for LX(R) design work compared to General Dynamics NASSCO.
The option in the Ingalls Shipbuilding portion of the design contract is up to 129,500 hours for engineering support and NASSCO's is up to 43,250 hours, Naval Sea Systems Command spokeswoman Christianne Witten wrote in a July 2016 statement to ITN.
On June 30, 2016, the Navy awarded contracts to Ingalls and NASSCO for LX(R) design. Ingalls was awarded funds for detail design and construction of the LHA-8 while NASSCO was awarded monies for the fleet oiler replacement. LX(R) contract design is planned to be complete by the end of fiscal year 2017, according to Witten.