$16M for Advance Procurement of Littoral Combat Ship Materials

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Bath Iron Works in Bath, ME has received a $16 million cost-plus-fixed-fee option to previously awarded contract (N00024-03-C-2310) for the advance procurement of required Long Lead Material for the first "Flight Zero" models of General Dynamics' Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) design. The LCS is the U.S. Navy's newest surface combatant, a member of the DD-X ship family optimized for shallow seas and near-shore operations. At present, two teams are competing for the final design. The General Dynamics team design is a high-speed trimaran with a slender stabilized monohull. The Lockheed Martin team design is a high-speed semi-planing monohull. Each team will produce two Flight Zero ships.....

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