The U.S. Navy announced Friday that Fincantieri Marine Systems North America has been awarded a multiple award contract (MAC I) to support sustainment efforts for Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) homeported in Mayport, Fla.
“We are excited about the opportunity to service, repair, and modernize Freedom variant LCS”, Shawn Johnston, FMSNA’s VP, said in a statement announcing the award. “We have a tremendous team of professionals poised to help the Navy maintain and repair these ships both here in the U.S. and abroad.”
FMSNA was one of two companies awarded a five-year $1.3 billion Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract as the Navy seeks competition and value for service to the LCS fleet.
The award gives FMSNA the opportunity to bid on individual delivery orders for the Freedom variant LCS, including planned, continuous, emergent, and complex maintenance availabilities, as well as corrosion control and facilities maintenance throughout the world. These delivery orders are expected to be performed in Mayport, Fla. (58%); outside the continental U.S. (28%); and other contiguous U.S. (14) locations as appropriate.
FMSNA, a Chesapeake, Va. based company, has additional facilities in Florida, Japan, and Bahrain.