Contract: VT Halter, $39.8M

VT Halter Marine Inc., Pascagoula, Miss., is awarded a $39,808,087 modification to previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract N00024-18-C-2230 to exercise an option for the detail design and construction of an Auxiliary Personnel Lighter � Small (APL(S)). The initial contract was for the detail design and construction of the lead and second craft in the APL(S) 67 class; this option is for the first of four additional craft. The contract also includes options for associated support efforts related to the craft design and construction for deployment spare parts, crew familiarization, international delivery, and production-level technical data package including data rights. Work will be performed in Pascagoula (59 percent); the remaining 42 percent will be performed in the following areas: Mandeville, La.; Metairie, La.; Gautier, Miss.; Billerica, Mass.; and Boca Raton, Fla.; and is expected to be completed by November 2020. Fiscal 2019 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $39,808,087 is being obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 02/21/19)

DHS picks Mississippi

Mississippi State University in Starkville was chosen by the Department of Homeland Security as a base of operations for drone research. Research

B&D expands, creating 35 jobs

B&D Plastics, LLC is expanding in Gautier, Miss., a $750,000 corporate investment that will create 35 jobs. B&D Plastics is one of the

Northrop expanding in Moss Point

PASCAGOULA, Miss. – Northrop Grumman Unmanned Systems Center will expand its operation at Trent Lott International Airport in Moss Point,

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