Tuesday, March 5, 2013

U.S. Navy has a budget problem...allegedly

Interesting how the Navy is in dire budget shape...

Then there is this: today's contract for more faulty littoral combat ships.

Lockheed Martin Corp., Baltimore, Md., is being provided funding in the amount of $696,629,123 under previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-2300) for construction of two fiscal 2013 Littoral Combat Ships. Work will be performed in Marinette, Wis. (56 percent); Walpole, Mass. (14 percent); Washington, D.C. (12 percent); Oldsmar, Fla. (4 percent); Beloit, Wis. (3 percent); Moorestown, N.J. (2 percent); Minneapolis, Minn. (2 percent) and various locations of less than one percent each totaling seven percent, and is expected to be complete by July 2018. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Austal USA, Mobile, Ala., is being provided funding in the amount of $681,721,789 under previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-2301) for construction of two fiscal 2013 Littoral Combat Ships. Work will be performed in Mobile, Ala. (51 percent); Pittsfield, Mass. (13 percent); Cincinnati, Ohio (4 percent); Baltimore, Md. (2 percent); Burlington, Vt. (2 percent); New Orleans, La. (2 percent) and various locations of less than two percent each totaling 26 percent. Work is expected to be complete by June 2018. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

1 comment:

Canuck Fighter said...

Five military cuts that would fix sequestration.
- The LCS being one of them.

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-02-25/five-military-cuts-that-would-fix-sequestration#p1