Rolls-Royce has received a potential three-year, $7.2 million contract to produce ancillary parts kits for the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ships.
The company will perform contract work in Walpole, Massachusetts, through April 2019 under the firm-fixed-price contract, the Defense Department said Tuesday.
The Naval Supply Systems Command‘s weapon systems support unit will obligate the full contract amount from the service branch’s fiscal 2015 “other” procurement funds at the time of award.
The military branch’s sustainment strategy for the LCS program contains several elements.
These include dependence on shore support, scheduled preventive maintenance periods, shore-based training that involves the use of virtual reality platforms and a rotational crewing model in which two ships are run by three rotating crews.