Thursday, October 1, 2015

LCS Deployment Support Contract

Here’s an interesting contract related to the LCS.

“Lockheed Martin Corp, Baltimore, Maryland, is being awarded an $8,676,460 modification to previously awarded basic ordering agreement N00024-12-G-4329 to support fiscal 2016 USS Fort Worth (LCS-3) deployment.”

The announcement didn’t say and I have no idea what specific actions are included under the contract.  I assume this refers to the LCS’ model of deferred shore maintenance.  Still, $8.7M to support a deployment seems like a lot.  I strongly suspect that the minimal manning model for the LCS is costing more than a regularly manned ship would.

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