Marine Hydraulics Wins USS McFaul Upgrade Gig

Marine Hydraulics International, based in Norfolk, Va., has received a USD 9.1 million contract modification to exercise options for the accomplishment of the USS McFaul (DDG 74) fiscal 2013 selected restricted availability.

A selected restricted availability includes the planning and execution of depot-level maintenance, alterations and modernizations that will update and improve the ship’s military and technical capabilities.

The upgrade of Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS McFaul (DDG-74) was announced in 2009 by the Missile Defense Agency. The vessel will be upgraded to RIM-161 Standard Missile 3 (SM-3) capability in order to function as part of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System.

Built by Ingalls Shipbuilding, the vessel features 154 meters in length and 9.3 meters in draft and can achieve the speed of 30 knots.

Work will be performed in Norfolk, Va., where the ship is home-ported, and is expected to be completed by January 2014.

The Norfolk Ship Support Activity, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity.

Naval Today Staff, June 14, 2013