The Navy has received nine concept designs as part of its industry studies for its Light Amphibious Warship, a service spokesman told Inside Defense.
Lt. Rob Reinheimer said 16 companies had provided nine concept designs in support of LAW concept exploration. These companies are a combination of design firms and construction yards, some of which have paired into teams, Reinheimer said.
The Navy is seeking the LAW to be a new combat vessel that will transport forces from shore to shore and is planning a lead-ship contract award in fiscal year 2022.
Reinheimer said the following companies are participating in industry studies: Austal USA, BMT Designers, Bollinger Shipyards, Crescere Marine Engineering, Damen, Hyak Marine, Independent Maritime Assessment Associates, Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Sea Transport, Serco, St. John Shipbuilding, Swiftships, Technology Associates Inc., Thoma-Sea, VT Halter Marine and Fincantieri.