USNS Montford Point Floated from General Dynamics NASSCO Building Dock

    USNS Montford Point Floated from General Dynamics NASSCO Building Dock

PR Newswire

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 13, 2012

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --General Dynamics NASSCO today
completed the complex float out operation for the first Mobile Landing
Platform (MLP) ship, USNS Montford Point.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121113/PH12129)

Construction of the USNS Montford Point is progressing ahead of schedule, with
the ship currently at 91 percent complete. The ship will now undergo final
outfitting and testing pier side before completing sea trials. USNS Montford
Point is scheduled to be christened in March 2013 and delivered to the U.S.
Navy in May 2013. Fabrication of the second MLP, the USNS John Glenn, began
in April 2012. Following a keel laying ceremony in December, this second MLP
ship will be erected in the same building dock as the USNS Montford Point.

The MLP is a new class and type of auxiliary support ship, as part of the U.S.
Navy's Maritime Prepositioning Force of the Future (MPF-F) program. The ship
will serve as a transfer station or floating pier at sea, improving the U.S.
military's ability to deliver equipment and cargo from ship to shore when land
bases do not exist. It will provide capability for large scale logistics
movements such as the transfer of vehicles and equipment from sea to shore.

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

SOURCE General Dynamics NASSCO

Website: http://www.nassco.com
Contact: Media: Jim Gill, General Dynamics NASSCO, +1-619-544-8860; Investors:
Amy Gilliland, General Dynamics, +1-703-876-3748
 
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