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General Dynamics Unit Transports 2nd MLP Auxiliary Ship to Navy; Fred Harris Comments

General Dynamics Unit Transports 2nd MLP Auxiliary Ship to Navy; Fred Harris Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
U.S. Navy photo
U.S. Navy photo
U.S. Navy photo

General Dynamics NASSCO has handed to the U.S. Navy a second mobile landing platform-class vessel that is designed for amphibious staging and vehicle transfer operations.

The General Dynamics subsidiary began construction work on the USNS John Glenn in April 2012 and plans to undock the third MLP ship in November, NASSCO said Wednesday.

Fred Harris, NASSCO president, said the MLP-2 is built to support U.S. naval missions around the world.

MLP-2 is 785 feet long and functions as a transfer platform between small landing craft and large vessels, according to NASSCO.

The third MLP ship is scheduled for delivery to the Navy during the second quarter of 2015.

NASSCO says MLP-3 will be designed to function as an afloat forward staging base for marine vessels.

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Written by Mary-Louise Hoffman

is a writer of news summaries about executive-level business activity in the government contracting sector. Her reports for ExecutiveBiz are focused on trends and events that drive the GovCon industry to include commercial technologies that private companies are developing for federal government use. She contributes news content to ExecutiveBiz’s sister sites GovCon Wire and ExecutiveGov.

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