BAE Systems awarded USS Vicksburg modernisation work
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.
The MODPRD is scheduled to be complete in July 2021, at which point the ship will rejoin the operational fleet.
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