The Pentagon announced on April 5 that it awarded General Dynamics Nassco a $68.9 million contract modification. The funds will go toward the renovation and modernization of a U.S. Navy ship, the USS Comstock.

The Comstock is a San Diego-based dock landing ship which carries a contingent of U.S. Marines. It also carries several Marine landing craft, including high-speed air cushioned landing craft.

Work on the ship is expected to be complete by May 2013.