$26.4M Service Life Extension for 5 LCAC HovercraftApr 19, 2005 07:34 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff
Titan Corp.’s Unidyne Group in Norfolk, VA won a $26.4 million firm-fixed-price contract for five Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) hovercraft. The LCAC SLEP will extend service life from 20 to 30 years. Modifications include repair/refurbishment of the hull, main engine upgrades, installation of a new skirt system and upgrades to the communication navigation systems. The LCAC’s ability to land heavy items like tanks directly from amphibious assault ships onto the shore makes it an essential element within the current and future United States Navy/Marine Corps amphibious warfare doctrine.
Work will be performed in Camp Pendleton, CA (80%) and Norfolk, VA (20%), and is expected to be complete by August 2007. The contact was competitively awarded and advertised via the Navy Electronic Commerce on Line website, with three offers received. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., issued the contract.