General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO) is awarded a $106.9 million firm-fixed-price contract for the execution of the USS Bataan fiscal 2020 selected restricted availability.
This availability will include a combination of maintenance, modernization and repair of the U.S. Navy’s Wasp-class landing helicopter dock (LHD)-type amphibious assault ship, USS Bataan (LHD 5). This contract includes options which, if exercised, will bring the cumulative value of this contract to around $130.9 million.
Under the contract, General Dynamics NASSCO – Norfolk will provide the facilities and human resources capable of completing, coordinating and integrating multiple areas of ship maintenance, repair and modernization for USS Bataan.
Work will be performed in Norfolk, Virginia and is expected to be completed by December 2021. This is a “long-term” non-docking availability and was solicited on a coast-wide (east and Gulf coasts) basis without limiting the place of performance to the vessel’s homeport.
USS Bataan (LHD-5) is a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship in the United States Navy. The ship is named for the Battle of Bataan in the Philippines, during World War II.
The vessel recently returned to Norfolk Naval Station marking the end of a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 2nd, 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation.