San Diego Business Journal

General Dynamics Nassco Awarded Lucrative Navy Contract Modification

By Brad Graves Monday, June 9, 2014
The first mobile landing platform built by General Dynamics Nassco heading out from the San Diego harbor.

The first mobile landing platform built by General Dynamics Nassco heading out from the San Diego harbor. Photo by General Dynamics Nassco

General Dynamics Nassco was awarded a U.S. Navy contract modification worth up to $64 million to buy advance material, including engines, for the fourth of the Navy’s mobile landing platform ships, according to a Navy news release.

The Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, D.C., awarded the contract.

The Navy bought the first three mobile landing platform ships in a package deal worth $1.3 billion. Nassco laid the keel for the third ship in November.

Mobile landing platforms are auxiliary ships of the USNS Montford Point class that are 785 feet long. There are two versions. Hull No. 4 will be delivered as an afloat forward staging base, with a large landing deck for helicopters.