Naval Warfare

BAE Systems awarded USS Vicksburg modernisation work

7th January 2020 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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BAE Systems is to modernise the US Navy’s USS Vicksburg guided-missile cruiser under a $175 million contract announced on 6 January.

The vessel will undergo the final phase of work of a programme begun by BAE Systems in May 2017. This modernization period (MODPRD) phase will include work on the ship’s weapons and engineering equipment, including its gas turbine propulsion system; and restoration of crew habitability spaces.

New Aegis combat system, communication suite and Consolidated Afloat Network Enterprise System will also be integrated.

The MODPRD is scheduled to be complete in July 2021, at which point the ship will rejoin the operational fleet.

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