12 Apr 2019

BAE Systems wins $41 million contract for USS Anchorage upgrades

BAE Systems secured a contract worth $41.8 million from the US Navy to undertake routine maintenance and modernisation of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage.

The Anchorage will undergo 12 months of restorative work at BAE Systems’ shipyard in San Diego. The contract includes options that, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value to $48.4 million.

With approximately 1,300 shipyard employees in San Diego, BAE Systems will begin working aboard the 684-foot-long San Antonio-class ship in July 2019. Under the contract, BAE Systems will support the installation of upgraded electronic systems and perform other shipboard improvements. USS Anchorage was commissioned in May 2013 and is named after the Alaskan city.

BAE Systems’ work aboard the nearly six-year-old ship is expected to be completed in July 2020. The company operates four full-service shipyards in California, Florida, Hawaii, and Virginia.

David M. Thomas, Jr., Vice President and General Manager of BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, said: “Our team looks forward to working with the Navy and our repair partners to perform important upgrades that ensure the Anchorage remains a very capable amphibious combatant ship.”

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