French shipbuilder Naval Group is providing technical assistance across all aspects of the future SSN except for the nuclear reactor.
Five USN ship classes to undergo maintenance
The USN has selected three companies to conduct ship repair, maintenance, and modernisation of various surface ships homeported in Mayport, Florida, under a $114.9 million IDIQ multiple-award contract.
Fincantieri Marine Systems North America, Epsilon Systems Solutions and St Johns Boat will work on Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers and Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers, as well as amphibious vessels (Landing Ship Dock, San Antonio-class Landing Platform Dock and Wasp-class Landing Helicopter Dock).
The ordering period ends in December 2022.
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