BAE Systems Awarded Contract for DSRA Repair Work Onboard USS Philippine Sea

BAE Systems Jacksonville Ship Repair is being awarded a firm-fixed-price contract for dry-dock selected restricted availability repair work onboard USS Philippine Sea (CG 58).

The contract, worth around $9.6 million, was awarded by the Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC) located in Mayport, Florida. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Navy) for the amount will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to over $71 million.

The contract work consists of dry-docking, structural and tank repairs, propulsion system repairs, ventilation and auxiliary system repairs, temporary services, habitability preservations, structural preservations, ship alterations and miscellaneous repairs.

Work will be performed in Jacksonville, Florida, and is expected to be completed by March 2019.

USS Philippine Sea (CG-58)

USS Philippine Sea (CG-58) is a Flight II Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser on active service in the United States Navy. She is named for the Battle of the Philippine Sea during World War II and is the second ship to bear the name. She has completed multiple deployments as part of Operation Enduring Freedom since 2001.

The USS Philippine Sea was part of the USS George H.W. Bush carrier strike group.

Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers are multi-role warships. Their Mk 41 VLS can launch Tomahawk cruise missiles to strike strategic or tactical targets, or fire long-range antiaircraft Standard Missiles for defense against aircraft or anti-ship missiles. Their LAMPS III helicopters and sonar systems allow them to perform antisubmarine missions.

Ticonderoga-class ships are designed to be elements of carrier battle groups or amphibious ready groups, as well as performing missions such as interdiction or escort.

With upgrades to their to AN/SPY-1 phased radar systems and their associated missile payloads as part of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System (Aegis BMD), members of this class have also begun to demonstrate some promise as mobile anti-ballistic missile (ABM) and anti-satellite (ASAT) weaponry platforms.

Of the 27 completed vessels, 19 were built by Ingalls Shipbuilding and eight by Bath Iron Works (BIW). 22 ships of the class currently in active service.

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