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BAE Systems to work on USS Cole

11th June 2018 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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BAE Systems has received a $36.6 million contract to modernise the US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Cole, the company announced on 6 June.

The contract includes options that, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value to $96.7 million. Commissioned in June 1996, the vessel will undergo one year of extensive work at the company’s shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia.

Under the extended dry-docking selected restricted availability contract, BAE Systems and its subcontractors will dry-dock the vessel and perform upgrades and repairs to the ship’s hull and engineering systems. The work is expected to begin in July 2018 and be completed in July 2019.

Dave Thomas, VP and general manager of BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, said: ‘Our work on board the USS Cole is important to the service life of the ship and for expanding its capability to carry out future missions. We are prepared to perform this extensive dry-docking, working with the ship’s crew, the navy, and our industry partners.’

 

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