BAE Systems Clinches USD 7 Mln USS Vicksburg Deal

BAE Systems has received a $6.9 million modification to a previously awarded multi-ship, multi-option cost-plus incentive fee contract to provide for the availability of Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser serving in the United States Navy, the USS Vicksburg (CG 69).

The contract includes ship repairs, hull, machinery, electrical, electronics, ship alterations and piping as required. The primary focus of this repair package is to accomplish structural repairs and to accomplish the five-year boiler certification and the flight deck certification.

Work activities will be performed in Jacksonville, Fla., and are expected to be completed by September 2013.

Built by Ingalls Shipbuilding, the missile cruiser features four General Electric LM 2500 gas turbine engines and can develop a speed in excess of 30 knots.

The vessel measures 567 feet (173 meters) in length, 34 feet (10.2 meters) in draft and has a displacement of approx. 9,600 tons at full load.

Naval Today Staff, August 13, 2013