General Dynamics AMSEA Awarded $27 Million Contract by Military Sealift Command

Jan 18, 2010, 15:00 ET from General Dynamics American Overseas Marine

QUINCY, Mass., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Dynamics American Overseas Marine (AMSEA) has been awarded a $27.2 million operations and maintenance services contract by the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC).

Through this contract, General Dynamics will provide full-service operations and maintenance for seven Navy Large, Medium-Speed, Roll-On/Roll-Off (LMSR) vessels. Services will include crewing, engineering, maintenance, procurement and provisioning.

"AMSEA has successfully operated the vessels in this program for the last five years and looks forward to continuing our superior service for our customer under this new contract," said Captain Thomas Merrell, president of General Dynamics, American Overseas Marine.

MSC's LMSR program significantly enhances the U.S. sealift capability for the new millennium.  LMSRs have been the primary movers of U.S. military equipment during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Each LMSR can carry an entire U.S. Army Task Force, including 58 tanks and 48 other tracked vehicles, as well as more than 900 trucks and other wheeled vehicles.  The LMSRs are each crewed by approximately 30 civilian mariners.

As a full service ship operator for more than 25 years, General Dynamics, American Overseas Marine provides complete marine operations, engineering and professional services to customers in the government and commercial sectors. The company is part of the Marine Systems group of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). More information about General Dynamics American Overseas Marine is available at

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 92,300 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about General Dynamics is available online at

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