VSE to extend support work for Egyptian Navy vessels
VSE Corporation has received a $85.99 million increase to its IDIQ FMS contract to provide maintenance support for various Egyptian Navy vessels.
The DoD revealed on 16 August that the ceiling increase is necessary to support an urgent sole-source delivery order in support of Egyptian Navy MRO plans for four Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates, four fast missile craft and two coastal minehunters.
Some 80% of the work will be completed outside the US ‘based on delivery orders as assigned’, the DoD added.
Work is expected to be completed by March 2023.
Shephard reported in July 2019 that VSE was providing engineering services support via FMS to the Egyptian Navy for Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates, fast missile craft, coastal minehunters and 25m and 28m Fast Patrol Craft.
A further $41.58 million FMS order for VSE in July 2021 covers work until July 2023.
More from Naval Warfare
Raytheon to support Cooperative Engagement Capability design and engineering for three FMS customers plus USN
The DoD announced on 26 September that Raytheon Technologies has received a $45.34 million contract modification from Naval Sea Systems Command to exercise design agent …
Finland's naval modernisation effort faces delays as its new corvette programme moves to the right.
Read the latest edition of Naval Warfare for free in our app or on your desktop.
Only two-thirds of the vessels in the Ticonderoga class remain in service with the USN after two more cruisers were decommissioned last week.
The German Navy needs its four Brandenburg-class frigates equipped to face the maritime challenges of the era of so-called Great Power Competition.