Basic Dynamics NASSCO has been awarded $1.4 billion contract modifications for the development of a sixth Expeditionary Sea Base ship (ESB 8) and two further John Lewis-class fleet oilers (T-AO 211 and 212) for the U.S. Navy.
The award comes along with $600 million already obtained to obtain long-lead time supplies for a similar ships. The contract modification additionally offers an choice for the Navy to obtain an extra oiler, T-AO 213, bringing the full potential worth to $2.7 billion for the 4 ships.
Building of the 4 ships is scheduled to start within the third quarter of 2023 and proceed into 2027.
“NASSCO is dedicated to working along with the Navy to ship these a lot wanted ships to the fleet,” mentioned Dave Carver, President of Basic Dynamics NASSCO. “As companions with the Navy, we stay devoted to making sure the success of each of those applications to assist improve and develop the Navy’s ahead presence and warfighting capabilities whereas offering sustained progress for our workforce.”
Expeditionary Sea Base
In 2011, the Navy awarded NASSCO with a contract to design and construct the primary two ships within the newly created Cell Touchdown Platform program, USNS Montford Level and USNS John Glenn. This system advanced from there, including USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3), USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4), USS Miguel Keith (ESB 5), the longer term USS John L. Canley (ESB 6) and the longer term USS Robert E. Simanek (ESB 7), configured as ESBs.
ESB ships are designed to assist a number of maritime-based missions, together with Air Mine Counter Measures, Particular Operations Forces, and restricted disaster response. Performing as a cell sea base, the 784-foot ships have a 52,000 square-foot flight deck to assist MH-53, MH-60, MV-22 tilt-rotor, and H1 plane operations.
The longer term USS John L. Canley (ESB 6) and USS Robert E. Simanek (ESB 7) are at present beneath building.
John Lewis-class Oilers
The Navy awarded NASSCO with a contract to design and construct the primary six ships within the subsequent technology of fleet oilers, the John Lewis-class, in 2016. The 742-feet vessels are designed to switch gas to U.S. Navy ships working at sea, and have a full load displacement of 49,850 tons, capability to hold 157,000 barrels of oil and vital quantities of dry cargo, in addition to offering aviation functionality whereas touring at speeds as much as 20 knots.
The primary ship, USNS John Lewis (T-AO 205), was just lately delivered to the U.S. Navy in July 2022. The USNS Harvey Milk (T-AO 206), USNS Earl Warren (T-AO 207), and USNS Robert F. Kennedy (T-AO 208) are at present beneath building. All six ships shall be named after civil rights leaders.
Each lessons of ships are operated by the U.S. Navy’s Army Searaise Command.