Aosta company will build ships, Navy Littoral Combat Ship
Data Figure: U.S. Navy LCS-2 Independence coastal combat ship
[defense expert web January 3, 2011 report] Austal’s U.S. division received the U.S. Navy contract for the United States Navy built an “independent” class Littoral Combat Ship. The total contract value of $ 432.1 million, including follow-up in the next five years, the construction of nine ships of the class the option contract.
Aosta company will immediately start the related preparatory work, including construction of facilities, expansion and training of workers, etc. These preparations are completed in about a year, after starting from early 2012 the construction of Littoral Combat Ship and plans to deliver the ships by 2015.
The construction work will be located in the Aosta Alabama shipyard, the shipyard will thus double the number of workers will reach approximately 3,800 people. Aosta concerned that the construction contract will be an important milestone for the company Aosta. (China Shipbuilding Technology and Economy Institute Wu Xiaolan)