United States
December 23, 2018

Austal USA Receives US$21M Order for U.S. Navy LCS Post Delivery Service Work

Mobile, Ala. – The United States Department of Defense has awarded Austal USA, as the prime contractor, a $21,070,175 order against a previously awarded Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) to accomplish the Post Shakedown Availability (PSA) execution for the Littoral Combat Ship USS Manchester (LCS 14).

This effort encompasses all of the manpower, support services, material, non-standard equipment and associated technical data and documentation required to prepare for and accomplish the USS Manchester (LCS 14) PSA. The work to be performed will include correction of Government responsible trial card deficiencies, new work identified between custody transfer and the time of PSA, and incorporation of approved engineering changes that were not incorporated during the construction period which are not otherwise in the building yard’s responsibility under the ship construction contract.

“This order is evidence of the Navy’s confidence in Austal USA to provide significant post delivery services and support for the LCS fleet,” stated Austal USA President, Craig Perciavalle, “and it directly supports our growth strategy in the service business in San Diego, and Mobile, as we continue to support an ever-growing fleet of small surface combatants.“

With nine ships delivered, five under construction, and five more under contract, Austal USA is proving to be a major player in the Navy’s plan for a 355 ship fleet.  The Independence-variant LCS, along with Austal USA’s highly-successful Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF), are designed, constructed, and well positioned to meet the needs of the fleet today and into the future. 

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