BAE Systems Pens USS Wasp Deal

BAE Systems Pens USS Wasp Deal
USS WASP LHD-1

BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair has received a 13.89 million contract for the planned maintenance work on USS Wasp (LHD 1).

The dry-docking planned maintenance availability will update and improve USS Wasp’s military and technical capabilities.

Under the contract, BAE Systems will plan and execute depot-level maintenance, alterations and modifications on the warship.

USS Wasp is a multipurpose amphibious assault ship of the US Navy. She is 257 meters long with a beam of 32 meters.

On August 12, 2013, USS Wasp held testing of F-35B Lightning II Aircraft aboard, amid which Wasp sailors with Integrated Test Force and other tem members tested and validated the F-35B. These tests were a major milestone, marking the first successful night launch and recovery of the aircraft at sea.

The maintenance availability work will be performed in Norfolk, VA., with expected completion by November 2014.

Naval Today Staff, January 09, 2014; Image: US Navy

 

Share this article

Follow Naval Today

Events>

<< Aug 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31 1

Defence Safety Conference 2019

The Defence Safety Conference returns to London this October as the only event solely dedicated to enhancing safety across all aspects of defence.

read more >

PACIFIC 2019

As the only comprehensive international exhibition of its kind in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, PACIFIC 2019…

read more >

Maritime Information Warfare 2019

SMi’s Maritime Information Warfare conference is returning to London…

read more >