The U.S. Navy has selectedÂ Crowley Technical ManagementÂ to provide operations and maintenance services for sixÂ Maritime Prepositioning Force ships under a $43 million firm-fixed-price contract.
The Defense Department said WednesdayÂ the contract runs through September 2016 and has four one-year options, which will bring the total potential contract value to $231.6 million.
TheÂ ships support theÂ worldwide prepositioning requirements ofÂ Military Sealift Command, DoD said.
According to the Navy, prepositioning is part of U.S. efforts toward military readiness by placing ships carrying supplies and equipment at strategic locations.
Maritime Prepositioning Force ships position supplies in support of U.S. Marine CorpsÂ operations.