The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics NASSCO a $128.5 million contract for the detail design and construction of the Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) 3 Afloat Forward Staging Base (AFSB).
NASSCO is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
Under the terms of the contract, NASSCO will provide the detail design and construction efforts to convert the MLP 3 to an AFSB variant. The work will be performed at NASSCO's San Diego shipyard and scheduled to be completed by October 2015.
The MLP AFSB is a flexible platform and a key element in the Navy's large-scale airborne mine countermeasure mission. The ship is designed to facilitate a variety of future mission sets in support of special operations.