BAE Systems will support modernization of a U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship and guided missile cruiser under two contracts worth up to $62.2 million.
The company said Wednesday it will help the Navy modernize USS America (LHA 6) and USS Cape St. George (CG 71).
“Our work on board the America will keep the ship ready for immediate service,” said David Thomas, vice president and general manager of BAE’s San Diego Ship Repair business.
“For the Cape St. George, it is the beginning of a four-year journey toward full modernization and the ability to serve in the fleet longer,” Thomas added.
BAE will conduct hull, mechanical and electrical repairs as well as flight deck modifications in support of F-35 aircraft operations onboard the 844-foot long America vessel.
Work on the amphibious assault ship is scheduled to occur from March to December.
The company will also perform replace critical aluminum structures and remove obsolete equipment from USS Cape St. George.
BAE is slated to commence upgrades on the 567-foot cruiser in March and continue work through January 2019.