Huntington Ingalls Industries has completed overhaul and modernization work on the U.S. Navy‘s USS Ramage guided missile destroyer, four days ahead of schedule.
HII said Tuesday the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer re-entered the Navy fleet on Monday following an upgrade effort that began in November 2016 and included ship alterations, procurement of materials and repairs.
The Navy awarded HII a potential $21.4 contract in September 2016 to update, repair and maintain USS Ramage.
USS Ramage was delivered to the Navy in 1995 and is one of 29 Arleigh Burke-class ships that HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division has built for the service branch to date.
Five more destroyers are currently under construction at Ingalls Shipbuilding.