The U.S. Navy awarded BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair a contract that could be worth up to $61.1 million for the fitting-out availability and post-shakedown availability of a new San Antonio-class amphibious landing platform dock, named after Rep. John P. Murtha. San Diego will be the ship’s home port.
The basic contract is for $21.1 million, but options would nearly triple that award. The contract takes in program management, planning, engineering, design, liaison, scheduling, labor and procurement of incidental material in support of the shipyard work (also called an availability).
Work on the contract, announced June 9, is expected to be complete by September 2017.
Three companies bid on the contract, awarded by the Naval Sea Systems Command of Washington, D.C.
The 684-foot ship has yet to be commissioned.