Norfolk- based shipyard, BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, has received a USD 56.97 million contract modification for extended dry-docking selected restricted availability for USS Monterey (CG 61).
The extended dry-docking selected restricted availability includes modifications, which will update and improve the ship’s military and technical capabilities.
USS Monterey is a Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser of the US Navy. This class of ships uses phased-array radar and was originally planned as a class of destroyers.
The Ticonderoga-class cruisers are multirole warships, equipped with Mk 41 vertical launch system, which can launch tomahawk cruise missiles. Their LAMPS III helicopters and sonar systems allow them to perform antisubmarine missions.
The dry-docking work is expected to be completed by January 2015.
Naval Today Staff, February 18, 2014; Image: Wikimedia