Typical Dynamics NASSCO Awarded $1.4 Billion to Build U.S. Navy Ships

Published: Aug. 5, 2022 at 2:00 PM CDT|Updated: 37 minutes in the past

Contract modifications present entire funding for three ships – ESB 8, T-AO 211, and T-AO 212 and an choice to create T-AO 213

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Common Dynamics NASSCO, a subsidiary of Typical Dynamics (NYSE: GD), introduced nowadays that it been given $1.4 billion in U.S. Navy contract modifications for design of a sixth Expeditionary Sea Base ship (ESB 8) and two added John Lewis-course fleet oilers (T-AO 211 and 212). This award comes in addition to $600 million by now acquired to procure extensive-lead time components for the identical ships. The contract modification also supplies an choice for the Navy to procure an more oiler, T-AO 213, bringing the total likely worth to $2.7 billion for the 4 ships.

John Lewis-class fleet replenishment oiler (top) and Lewis B. Puller-class Expeditionary Sea...
John Lewis-course fleet replenishment oiler (major) and Lewis B. Puller-course Expeditionary Sea Base (base). U.S. Navy photographs.(PRNewswire)

“NASSCO is committed to functioning collectively with the Navy to deliver these significantly needed ships to the fleet,” claimed Dave Carver, President of Common Dynamics NASSCO. “As associates with the Navy, we continue to be dedicated to making sure the success of both equally of these plans to enable boost and expand the Navy’s forward existence and warfighting abilities while furnishing sustained development for our workforce.”

Building of the 4 ships is scheduled to commence in the third quarter of 2023 and keep on into 2027.

In 2011, the Navy awarded NASSCO with a agreement to structure and develop the to start with two ships in the newly designed Cell Landing System plan, USNS Montford Stage and USNS John Glenn. The application advanced, introducing USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3), USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4), USS Miguel Keith (ESB 5), the long run USS John L. Canley (ESB 6) and the potential USS Robert E. Simanek (ESB 7), configured as ESBs. ESB ships are extremely adaptable platforms made to aid numerous maritime-primarily based missions, such as Air Mine Counter Steps, Exclusive Operations Forces, and restricted disaster reaction. Acting as a cellular sea base, this 784-foot ship has a 52,000 square-foot flight deck to aid MH-53, MH-60, MV-22 tilt-rotor, and H1 aircraft functions. The long run USS John L. Canley (ESB 6) and USS Robert E. Simanek (ESB 7) are now under construction.

In 2016, the Navy awarded NASSCO with a contract to style and make the first 6 ships in the up coming technology of fleet oilers, the John Lewis-class. Developed to transfer gasoline to U.S. Navy ships functioning at sea, the 742-ft vessels have a complete load displacement of 49,850 tons, potential to have 157,000 barrels of oil and considerable amounts of dry cargo, as perfectly as furnishing aviation ability even though touring at speeds up to 20 knots. The 1st ship, USNS John Lewis (T-AO 205), was shipped 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.

Typical Dynamics NASSCO specializes in the style and design and design of Navy and business ships and is a key service provider of mend solutions for the U.S. Navy, with capabilities in San Diego, California Norfolk, Virginia Mayport, Florida and Bremerton, Washington. A lot more details about Common Dynamics NASSCO is readily available at

Common Dynamics is a worldwide aerospace and defense business that offers a broad portfolio of solutions and services in business enterprise aviation ship design and restore land overcome automobiles, weapons systems and munitions and technological innovation goods and expert services. General Dynamics employs much more than 100,000 people today all over the world and generated $38.5 billion in profits in 2021. More details about Common Dynamics is accessible at

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