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U.S. Navy Awards General Dynamics $129 Million For Mobile Landing Platform 3 Afloat Forward Staging Base

SAN DIEGO, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 wide variety of future mission sets in support of special operations. With accommodations for 250 personnel and a large helicopter flight deck, the MLP AFSB will provide a highly capable and affordable asset to the Navy and Marine Corps.

More information about NASSCO, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), can be found at www.nassco.com.

More information about General Dynamics is available at www.generaldynamics.com.

SOURCE General Dynamics NASSCO

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