General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO) is being awarded a contract for the execution of fiscal 2018 modernization period availability of the U.S. Navy Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser, USS Cowpens (CG-63).
The firm-fixed-price contract, worth $147.65 million, is being awarded awarded by U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) located in Washington DC. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Navy); and fiscal 2018 other procurement (Navy) funding for the amount will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
This is a “long-term” availability and will include a combination of maintenance, modernization and repairs. This was competed on a coast-wide (West coast) basis without limiting the place of performance to the vessel’s homeport.
GD-NASSCO will provide the facilities and human resources capable of completing, coordinating and integrating multiple areas of ship maintenance, repair and modernization for USS Cowpens.
The contract work will be performed in San Diego, California, and is expected to be completed by December 2019. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to around $154.8 million.
USS Cowpens is named after the Battle of Cowpens, a major American victory near Cowpens, South Carolina, in the American Revolution.
Cowpens’ keel was laid 23 December 1987 at Bath Iron Works (BIW) in Maine; she was launched 11 March 1989 and sponsored by Lucy Mustin, wife of Vice Admiral Henry C. Mustin. Cowpens was commissioned 9 March 1991 in Charleston, South Carolina, Captain Edward Moore Jr. in command. Cowpens is stationed at Naval Base San Diego.