VT Halter Marine Wins $28.9M for Egyptian FACs
Vision Technology, Inc. subsidiary VT Halter Marine Inc. of Pascagoula, MS received a $28.9 million firm-fixed-price contract for functional design of the Egyptian Navy’s Fast Missile Craft (FMC) under the Foreign Military Sales Program.
The vessels will be approximately 203 ft. (62 m) in length and will incorporate ship signature control technology. High speed and maneuverability will be two of their primary assets, and the vessels will also incorporate numerous combat system assets and electronic sensors that give them capabilities in anti-aircraft, anti-surface, and electronic warfare. They would appear to be envisioned as peers with Israel’s Saar 5 Class corvettes. Efforts required under the contract include…
Work will be performed at Pascagoula, MS (50%), Manassas, VA (45%) and Moorestown, NJ (5%), and is expected to be complete by December 2006.
Tasks required include analytical, design, engineering, and model testing services required for development of craft performance predictions, arrangement drawings, auxiliary system calculations, C4ISR integration, and a combat system effectiveness study to validate FMC system specification requirements. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, DC, issued the contract (N00024-06-C-2212).
The second phase of this program will include production design work and construction of up to three vessels, and could grow to more than $450 million. AMI International have a fine run-down of Egypt’s FAC program, which shows that it’s a few years behind original projections at this point.