Avondale Industries, Inc., Avondale, La., is being awarded a
$641,370,625 cost-plus-award-fee contract for detail design,
integration and construction of USS San Antonio (LPD 17),
Amphibious Transport Dock Ship, with options for construction of
LPD 18 and LPD 19.
Teaming with Avondale on this contract are
General Dynamics/Bath Iron Works, Hughes Aircraft Company and
Bath Iron Works will participate in the
detail design and will construct the LPD 19.
A full and open competition was held for this procurement,
and two proposals were received.
This contract includes options
which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the
entire contract to $1,526,134,594.
The Naval Sea Systems
Command, Alexandria, Va., is the contracting activity.
The LPD 17 class program is the first Navy shipbuilding
effort aimed at minimizing military specifications and standards
(MILSPECS) that allows contractors to take advantage of cost-
reducing commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) technologies and non-
developmental items (NDI).
USS San Antonio and its follow-on
ships are models of the Navy's ongoing efforts in acquisition
The USS San Antonio will be the most highly technical and
advanced amphibious ship ever built.
Combining key war fighting
and command, control, communications, computer, and intelligence
capabilities, this class of ships is and integral element of
executing the Navy's Forward ...From the Sea strategy beyond
the turn of the century.
The LPD 17 ship class will embark,
transport, land and support amphibious assault forces of the
United States Marine Corps.
It will be capable of supporting
littoral operations across the full spectrum of potential
The LPD 17 ship class is the functional replacement of four
amphibious ship classes.
Detailed information on the LPD 17 may
be found on the ship's program manager's homepage ( http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/factfile/ships/ship-lpd.html ).