Publication: ASD Network Issued: Date: 2005-04-25 Reporter: United Defense International

Navy Lifts Stop Work Order as GAO Rules in Favor of United Defense Ship Repair Contract



ASD Network

Date 2005-04-25


United Defense International

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United Defense Industries, Inc. (NYSE: UDI) announced today that the Government Accountability Office ruled in favor of the U.S. Navy's Best Value Award decision to the Company's Norfolk, Virginia, shipyard, NORSHIPCO, of the Amphibious Assault Ship, LHA/LHD, multi-ship, multi-option contract, originally awarded in December, 2004.

The GAO decision to deny the protest allows the Navy and NORSHIPCO to immediately resume repairs and modernization of the LHA/LHD class of vessel.

About United Defense Industries, Inc.

United Defense designs, develops and produces combat vehicles, artillery, naval guns, missile launchers and precision munitions used by the U.S. Department of Defense and allies worldwide, and provides non nuclear ship repair, modernization and conversion to the U.S. Navy and other U.S. Government agencies. To learn more about United Defense, visit

United States Marine Repair
Jackie Kreisler, 619-557-4289


United Defense Industries, Inc.
Doug Coffey, 703-312-6121

source: United Defense International

With acknowledgement to ASD-Network and United Defense International.