WASHINGTON, June 1 (UPI) -- General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. has been awarded a $106 million contract for the procurement of long-lead material and engineering support for the Expeditionary Mobile Base 5.
Formerly known as the Mobile Landing Platform Afloat Forward Staging Base, the contract allows for the procurement of ship sets of the purchase specifications, supporting integrated propulsion, main diesel generator engines, propeller and shafting, integrated bridge electronics, centrifugal pumps, fuel and lube oil purifiers and steering gear components.
Work will be performed in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, California, Virginia, Turkey, Germany, Louisiana, New York, and Italy. Work is expected to be completed by March 2017.
The Naval Sea Systems Command is the contracting activity.
The Expeditionary Mobile Base ship class is a flexible platform that can be used for a range of military operations.
As a mobile sea base, it is part of the infrastructure that supports troop and supply deployment and provides pre-positioned equipment.