BAE Systems lands USS Anchorage modification contract

U.S. Navy’s Southwest Regional Maintenance Center, San Diego, California awarded BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair a $25,589,923 modification to a previously awarded contract for the 2016 selected restricted availability (SRA) of USS Anchorage (LPD-23).

An SRA includes the planning and execution of depot-level maintenance, alterations, and modifications that will update and improve the ship’s military and technical capabilities.

BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, a subsidiary of BAE Systems, Inc will perform the work at its San Diego, California shipyard adjacent to the U.S. Naval Station. The work is expected to be completed by October 2016.

Anchorage is the seventh ship in the LPD 17 San Antonio class. The LPD 17 San Antonio class is the functional replacement of over 41 ships from four existing classes, the LPD 4 Austin-class, LSD 36 Anchorage-class, LKA 113 Charleston-class, and LST 1179 Newport-class amphibious ships.

The U.S Navy commissioned the USS Anchorage during a ceremony held May 4, 2013 in her namesake city of Anchorage, Alaska.

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