USS Higgins to undergo maintenance

The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems’ San Diego shipyard a $28,243,900 contract to carry out selected restricted availability work on the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76).

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.

These short, labor-intensive availabilities are assigned to accomplish work that is required to sustain the material condition of the ship between overhauls, particularly those ships on extended operating cycles. They are scheduled sufficiently in advance to ensure advanced planning time and funds are effectively utilized.

In the case of USS Higgins, the U.S. Navy contracted BAE Systems in October 2013 to provide planning and execution of depot-level maintenance.

BAE Systems will perform the work in San Diego, California, and is expected to complete it by November 2016.

USS Higgins is a Flight I Arleigh Burke-class destroyer. The ship is homeported in San Diego and is part of Naval Surface Forces and U.S. 3rd Fleet.

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