BAE Systems awarded Navy contract to maintain USS Gettysburg

USS Gettysburg
USS Gettysburg

BAE Systems recently was awarded a $29.4 million U.S. Navy contract to provide maintenance services for the USS Gettysburg (CG 64).

The contract's financial terms could increase to $31.8 million if all contract options are exercised.

“We have a very successful history of working on the Navy’s fleet of Aegis cruisers,” Dave Thomas, vice president and general manager of BAE Systems' Norfolk, Virginia, shipyard, said. “This maintenance availability will prepare the Gettysburg for more extensive modernization later.”

The Gettysburg is a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser and was commissioned in 1991. BAE Systems' shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia, will perform repairs, maintenance and modernization work on the ship from June to December, during which time the Gettysburg will be on special selected restricted availability. The ship is 567 feet long and boasts an Aegis Combat System, allowing it to provide air defense for aircraft carrier battle groups.

BAE Systems, which works with the Navy, government agencies and some commercial customers, provides maintenance, repair and modernization services at its seven shipyards in Alabama, California, Florida, Hawaii and Virginia. BAE Systems also offers  module-fabrication commercial-shipbuilding services in Alabama and Florida.

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