US Navy Awards General Dynamics Contract for Mobile Landing Platform Afloat Forward Staging Base


Released on Monday, December 22, 2014
United States of America
MLP
AFSB - Afloat Forward Staging Base
MLP - Mobile Landing Platform
NASSCO - National Steel and Shipbuilding Company
US - United States
SAN DIEGO - �The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics NASSCO a $498 million contract for the detail design and construction of the Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) Afloat Forward Staging Base (AFSB). NASSCO is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).

Under this option, NASSCO will provide the detail design and construction efforts to build the second AFSB of the Mobile Landing Platform-class ships. The work will be performed at NASSCO's San Diego shipyard and is scheduled to be completed by March 2018.

The MLP AFSB is a flexible platform and a key element in the Navy's large-scale airborne mine countermeasures mission. With accommodations for 250 personnel and a large helicopter flight deck, the MLP AFSB will provide a highly capable, innovative and affordable asset to the Navy and Marine Corps.

Source: U.S. Navy Awards General Dynamics $498 Million for Mobile Landing Platform Afloat Forward Staging Base

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