BAE systems to upgrade US Navy warships
BAE Systems has been awarded a depot maintenance period (DMP) contract by the US Navy to modernise its guided missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin, (DDG 79), the company announced on 3 January.
Under the contract, worth $41.6 million, the ship will undergo 12 months of extensive work at the company’s shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia. The contract also includes options, which if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the award to $117.1 million.
Initially, the company will dry-dock the 509ft ship and then upgrade its Aegis Combat System. The destroyer will also go through alterations and miscellaneous repairs that will affect nearly every part of on-board space. The work is expected to start in February and be completed by February 2019.
The ship was commissioned in August 1990 and is the second guided missile destroyer to undergo the extensive repair and upgrade work.
Furthermore, the company will also perform modernisation work on the US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Howard under a contract worth $47.8 million.
The ship will undergo 15 months of extensive work at the company’s shipyard in San Diego. If all options are exercised, the cumulative value of the DMP availability contract could reach $66.5 million.
The ship was commissioned in October 2001 and is the first West Coast-based destroyer to undergo the navy’s extensive DMP repair and upgrade programme.
Under the contract, the company will perform hull, mechanical, and electrical repairs, and upgrade the combat systems suite aboard the destroyer.
The work is expected to begin in February and be completed in May 2019.
Bath Iron Works (BIW) has begun fabrication of the US Navy's Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Harvey C. Barnum Jr. (DDG 124), the US Navy announced ...
The Australian Navy’s third and final Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD), the future HMAS Sydney, has been launched at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in South Australia, Navantia ...
Algeria and Russia have reached an agreement for the purchase of a new Project 22160 patrol ship and the construction of three similar ships during ...
The US Coast Guard has delivered its latest HC-130J Super Hercules aircraft to L3 Technologies to replace its legacy mission system with Minotaur, the agency ...
Tunisian ship builder, Société de Constructions Industrielles Navales (SCIN), launched a locally built 27m patrol boat, the Kerkouanne, in early May in the town of ...
Navantia Australia has signed a contract with BAE Systems to provide platform system design and engineering assurance services for the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN's) Hobart ...