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Contractor: Northrop Grumman Ship Systems
Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Pascagoula, Miss., is being awarded a $2,400,000,000 fixed-price incentive modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-05-C-2221) for the detail design and construction of the LHA 6 Amphibious Assault Ship. The LHA 6 will replace the LHA 1 Class Amphibious Assault Ships and will provide forward presence and power projection as an integral part of joint, inter-agency and multi-national maritime expeditionary forces. It will launch tilt-rotors, helicopters, and fixed wing, short take-off vertical landing aircraft in support of amphibious operations. The LHA 6 will be a variant of the LHD 8 Amphibious Assault Ship currently under construction by NGSS and will have enhanced aviation capabilities. Work will be performed in Pascagoula, Miss. (95 percent) and New Orleans, La. (5 percent), and is expected to be completed by August 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
Total Contract Value: $2,400,000,000