A contract lately awarded to Austal USA LLC by Naval Provide Methods Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Heart (FLC) Yokosuka will allow littoral fight ships (LCS) deployed to the Western Pacific, Indian Ocean, and ports all through to obtain extra environment friendly and expedient emergent repairs and steady upkeep. Beginning in January 2022, the firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract will run via December 2023, with three additional 12-month choice durations. The first place of efficiency below the contract will probably be at forwarding Working Website Singapore, the place NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka Website Singapore will administer the contract. Nevertheless, work will even be achieved at varied distant working websites making certain the LCS war-fighting capabilities are maintained.

“Our contracting professionals work relentlessly and are pushed by the success of our mission companions,” stated Capt. Edward Pidgeon, NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka commanding officer. “We’re honored to as soon as once more contribute to naval readiness in a key area.”


“Our littoral fight ships working within the area are essential to implementing worldwide maritime rules-based order so that every one nations profit within the area,” stated Rear Adm. Chris Engdahl, Commander Expeditionary Strike Group 7. “This contract will probably be important in effectively and successfully sustaining our littoral fight ships’ essential war-fighting capabilities and in flip supporting our objective of making certain a free and open Indo-Pacific.”

Onboard NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka Website Singapore, the LCS contracting workforce led the event, supply choice, and award of the single-award indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract to help LCS ship restore within the Indo-Pacific space of accountability for Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific (COMLOG WESTPAC) / Activity Pressure 73. The workforce labored tirelessly to make sure the well timed provision of providers to their mission accomplice. NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka is one in all eight FLCs below Commander, NAVSUP. Headquartered in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, NAVSUP employs a various, worldwide workforce of greater than 22,500 navy and civilian personnel. NAVSUP and the Navy Provide Corps conduct and allow provide chain, acquisition, operational logistics, and Sailor & household care actions with our mission companions to generate readiness and maintain naval forces worldwide to stop and decisively win wars.

The Independence variant littoral fight ships USS Tulsa (LCS 16), proper, USS Manchester (LCS 14), middle, and USS Independence (LCS 2), left, sail in formation within the japanese Pacific. LCS are high-speed, agile, shallow draft, mission-focused floor combatants designed for operations within the littoral atmosphere, but absolutely able to open ocean operations. As a part of the floor fleet, LCS has the flexibility to counter and outpace evolving threats independently or inside a community of floor combatants. (U.S. Navy photograph by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Shannon Renfroe/Launched)