NORFOLK, Virginia, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – BAE Systems announced last week on 2nd January 2019 that the company has received a $78.8 million contract from the U.S. Navy for the maintenance and modernization of USS Shoup (DDG 86), an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer (DDG), learned BulgarianMilitary.com
If all included in the contract option are exercised, the value of the contract could reach $87.6 million.
The VP and GM of BAE Systems’ San Diego Ship Repair, David M. Thomas Jr, commented, “The Shoup availability is a large, complex repair job. Our team is experienced with the DDG class and ready to get to work to ready the Shoup for service in the fleet for many years to come.”
The works under the competitively awarded contract are expected to start in March 2019 and be completed in May next year. BAE Systems will dry-dock the vessel, perform underwater hull preservation work, upgrade the Aegis combat system, as well as the command and control equipment. The contract also covers rehabilitation of the crew habitability spaces.
The USS Shoup was commissioned in June 2002 at Port Terminal 37 in Seattle, Washington. It is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer operated by the United States Navy. The ship is named for Medal of Honour recipient General David M. Shoup, the 22nd former Commandant of the Marine Corps. The construction of that 36th ship of the Arleigh Burke class was started at the Northrop Grumman Ship Systems’ Ingalls Operations on 10 November 1998.
About BAE Systems
BAE Systems is a leading company in the field of providing of ship repair, maintenance, modernization, conversion, and overhaul services for the Navy, other government agencies, as well as selected commercial customers. The company has four full-service shipyards in Florida, California, Virginia, and Hawaii and offers an extremely experienced workforce, eight dry-docks/railways, and significant pier space and ship support services.
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Source: BAE Systems, Wikipedia