BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair is awarded a $200.3 million firm-fixed-price contract for the execution of the U.S. Navy Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Boxer’s (LHD-4) docking and selected restricted availability (DSRA).
The contract work will be performed in San Diego, California, and includes a combination of maintenance, modernization and repair of USS Boxer. Work is expected to be completed by December 2021. The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) is the contracting activity.
This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value to around $207.5 million.
USS Boxer (LHD-4)
USS Boxer (LHD-4) is a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship of the United States Navy. She is the sixth U.S. ship to bear the name of the original HMS Boxer, which was captured from the British during the War of 1812.
Boxer was constructed at Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Mississippi, launched 13 August 1993, and commissioned 11 February 1995.
On 17 March 2020, it was reported that a sailor aboard tested positive for COVID-19, a coronavirus identified as the cause of an pandemic outbreak, marking the first case of a coronavirus case aboard an American warship.