Vigor Marine Awarded U.S. Navy Contract in Support of DSRA for DDG 51 Class Destroyers

Vigor Marine is being awarded a contract to prepare for and accomplish repair and alteration requirements in support of upcoming Dry-docking Selected Restricted Availabilities (DSRA) for DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class destroyers.

The $35 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract is being awarded by Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF) located in Bremerton, Washington.

This contract will support the dry-docking and facility support requirements for a DSRA and includes dry-docking support, office spaces, warehousing, lay-down, security, crane support, utilities, galley services and other ship’s force support.

Work will be performed in Seattle, Washington, and is expected to be completed by September 2020.

DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class Destroyer

Arleigh Burke class is the United States Navy’s first class of guided missile destroyers (DDGs) built around the Aegis Combat System and the SPY-1D multifunction passive electronically scanned array (PESA) radar.

The class is named for Admiral Arleigh Burke, the most famous American destroyer officer of World War II, and later Chief of Naval Operations. The class leader, USS Arleigh Burke, was commissioned on 4 July 1991 during Admiral Burke’s lifetime.

With an overall length of 505 to 509 feet (154 to 155 m), displacement ranging from 8,315 to 9,200 tons, and weaponry including over 90 missiles, the Arleigh Burke class are larger and more heavily armed than most previous ships classified as guided missile cruisers. Their hull and superstructure were designed to have a reduced radar cross section.

These warships were designed as multimission destroyers to fit the anti-aircraft warfare (AAW) role with their powerful Aegis radar and surface-to-air missiles; antisubmarine warfare (ASW), with their towed sonar array, anti-submarine rockets, and ASW helicopter; antisurface warfare (ASuW) with their Harpoon missile launcher; and strategic land strike role with their Tomahawk missiles.

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

Besides the 62 vessels of this class (comprising 21 of Flight I, 7 of Flight II and 34 of Flight IIA), up to a further 42 (of Flight III) have been envisioned.

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