$108M to Maintain and Upgrade USS Essex [LHD 2]Oct 04, 2012 16:30 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff
In September 2012, General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego, CA received a $108 million cost-plus award fee/incentive fee contract modification for drydocked maintenance and upgrades to the amphibious aviation ship USS Essex [LHD 2]. Work includes the planning and execution of depot-level maintenance, alterations, and upgrades, which will be performed in San Diego, CA until February 2014. All contract funds expired at the end of FY 2012, on Sept 30/12; one presumed they were all used. The US Navy’s Southwest Regional Maintenance Center in San Diego, CA manages the contract (N00024-07-C-4013).
General Dynamics NASSCO performs maintenance work on Pacific fleet LHA & LHD ships, including the USS Essex, under a FY 2007 – 2013 contract. NASSCO has since confirmed that this order falls under that framework.