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BAE Systems to modernise USS Philippine Sea

Posted 14 February 2018 · Add Comment

BAE Systems will modernise the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea at its Jacksonville, Florida, shipyard under a new US Navy contract.



Above: USS Philippine Sea.
Courtesy US Navy


BAE Systems has received a $9.6 million contract from the US Navy to modernize the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58).

The ship will undergo 10 months of work at the company’s Jacksonville, Florida, shipyard and at nearby Naval Station Mayport. This docking selected restricted availability (DSRA) contract includes options that, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value to approximately $72 million.

“We have extensive experience with the Navy’s Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruisers and specifically with the Philippine Sea,” said Todd Hooks, general manager of BAE Systems Jacksonville Ship Repair. “We will utilise our cruiser experience to accomplish the DSRA and return the ship back to the fleet ready for continued service.”

The USS Philippine Sea was commissioned in March 1989. Work on board the 567-foot-long ship is expected to begin in April and be completed in February 2019. The company’s Jacksonville shipyard currently employs about 540 people.

 

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