U.S. Navy Awards BAE Systems $41 Million Contract for USS Anchorage Upgrades
SAN DIEGO, California — BAE Systems has received a $41.8 million U.S. Navy contract to perform routine maintenance and modernization of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD-23), the company announced.
The Anchorage will undergo 12 months of restorative work at BAE’s shipyard in San Diego. The contract includes options that, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the contract to $48.4 million.
“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,” said David M. Thomas Jr., vice president and general manager of BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair.
With about 1,300 shipyard employees in San Diego, BAE Systems will begin working aboard the 684-foot-long San Antonio-class ship in July. BAE will oversee installation of upgraded electronic systems and perform other improvements. The Anchorage was commissioned in May 2013 and is named after the city in Alaska. BAE’s work aboard the nearly 6-year-old ship is expected to be done in July 2020.
BAE Systems is a provider of ship repair, maintenance, modernization, conversion and overhaul services for the Navy, other government agencies and select commercial customers. The company operates four full-service shipyards in California, Florida, Hawaii and Virginia and offers a skilled and experienced workforce, eight dry docks and railways, and significant pier space and ship-support services.