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CURRENT ISSUE

ARM MERCHANT SHIPS?
Should merchant ships transiting high risk areas carry small arms for defense against pirates?

Selected crew should be trained and have guns available
Professional armed security teams should be hired
No guns on merchant ships, ever

June 23, 2009

Northrop Grumman gets $214 million LLTM award for LPD 26

Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Inc., Pascagoula, Miss., is being awarded a $213,772,399 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-06-C-2222) for the procurement of long lead time materials (LLTM) in support of LPD 26. The Navy is modifying contract N00024-06-C-2222 with Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding for advanced procurement or manufacture, inspection, test, storage and maintenance of LLTM items and accomplishment of preconstruction activities to support the orderly construction of LPD 26, the tenth LPD 17 Class ship. Work will be performed in Pascagoula, Miss., and is expected to be completed by December 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.


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