General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO) has been awarded a contract for the execution of fiscal year 2018 docking phased maintenance availability of U.S. Navy Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).
The firm-fixed-price contract, worth over $218 million, was awarded by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) located in Washington DC.
This availability includes a combination of maintenance, modernization, and repair of USS Bonhomme Richard. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to around $249 million.
The contract work will be performed in San Diego, California, and is expected to be completed by May 2020.
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6)
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) is a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship of the U.S. Navy homeported at Naval Base San Diego. It is the third Navy ship of that name.
The contract to build her was awarded to Ingalls Shipbuilding on 11 December 1992, and her keel was laid down on 18 April 1995. She was launched on 14 March 1997, delivered to the Navy on 12 May 1998, and commissioned on 15 August 1998.
The primary mission of USS Bonhomme Richard is to embark, deploy and land elements of a Marine landing force in amphibious assault operations by helicopter, landing craft and amphibious vehicle.
General Dynamics NASSCO
National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, commonly referred to as NASSCO, is an American shipbuilding company with three shipyards located in San Diego, Norfolk, and Mayport. It is a division of General Dynamics.
The San Diego shipyard specializes in constructing commercial cargo ships and auxiliary vessels for the U.S. Navy and Military Sealift Command (MSC); it is the only new-construction shipyard on the West Coast of the United States. The Virginia shipyard primarily performs ship repairs and conversions for the U.S. Navy.