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Metal Shark nets another navy contract

2nd October 2017 - 16:02 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


Gravois Aluminium Boats, through its Louisiana-based Metal Shark subsidiary, has been awarded a near $30 million contract for construction of up to 50 patrol boats for the US Naval Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC).

The award saw Gravois and Metal Shark competed against six other offers for the contract to produce the US Navy's (USN) next generation patrol boat, the PB(X).

According to the US Department of Defense (DoD), 11 patrol boats are being purchased in addition to the initial engineering and data rights to the design. The contract includes options that if exercised could bring its value up to $90

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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