BAE Systems has been awarded a delivery order, worth around $34 million, for selected restricted availability (SRA) on U.S. Navy Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruiser, USS Mobile Bay (CG 53).
This firm-fixed-price delivery order is for a selected restricted availability to execute depot-level maintenance, alterations, and modifications that will update and improve the ship’s military and technical capabilities.
This delivery order was competitively procured with one request for proposal (RFP) solicited, and two offers received via all eligible multiple-award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contractors in San Diego, California, area. The Navy’s Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (SWRMC) in San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.
Work will be performed in San Diego and is expected to be completed by October 2020.
USS Mobile Bay (CG-53) is a Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruiser serving in the U.S. Navy. She is named for the naval Battle of Mobile Bay during the American Civil War in 1864.
The ship was ordered from Ingalls Shipbuilding on 15 January 1982. She was laid down on 6 June 1984, launched on 22 August 1985 and commissioned on 21 February 1987.
With guided missiles and rapid-fire cannons, Mobile Bay is capable of defeating threats in the air, on the sea, on shore, and undersea. She carries the Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM) which played an integral part in the strikes on Iraqi targets during the opening stages of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. She also carries two Seahawk LAMPS multi-purpose helicopters, mainly for anti-submarine warfare (ASW). The ship is capable of conducting Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIOs) and carries a fully trained boarding team.