Austal USA Awarded $44m LCS Contract Modification

Independence class LCS in drydock
Independence class LCS in drydock

Austal announced that the United States Department of Defense has awarded Austal USA a modification to a previously awarded Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program contract, June 23, 2021. The modification provides Austal with a total potential additional value of US$44,384,296 (approx. A$58,742,000).

The contract modification exercises options for LCS Class design services, material to support LCS Class design services and the US Navy’s Integrated Data Product Model Environment (IDPME). 

Austal will provide LCS Class design services to all Independence-class LCS ships and services may include program management, fitting out services, change processing, software maintenance, engineering and lifecycle efforts.

Austal will also maintain an IDPME that shall enable Navy access to enterprise LCS data management.

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