Up to $30M for Prototype Vessel to Test Advanced Naval Technologies

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Alaska Ship and Drydock Inc. in Ketchikan, AK received a $9.7 millon cost-plus-fixed-fee agreement to build a prototype vessel to test various technologies for their usefulness in employment in potential new naval ship designs. Exact particulars were not specified, and the company has no web site, but it was noted that these prototypes and technologies tested will help the Navy’s define its future warfighting strategy Seapower 21. This agreement contains options that, if exercised, will bring the total cumulative value of this agreement to $29.9 million. Work will be performed in Ketchikan, AK and is expected to be complete by October 2007 (2010 with options). This contract was awarded in response to a proposal submitted under a Broad Agency Announcement that was announced on the Federal Business Opportunities website. The Office of Naval Research in Washington, DC issued the contract (N00014-05-9-0001).

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