The British defence and aerospace company BAE Systems has received a US$45.3 million contract from the U.S. Navy to modernize its guided missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). The contract includes elaborate repair work on-board the 567-foot-long Anzio and replacement of critical aluminium structures with new ones.
BAE Systems will conduct the modernization work at its shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia. The location also happens to be the ship’s homeport. On completion after six months, the cumulative value of the project is estimated to go up to $53.1 million.
The work is expected to begin in February next year.
“As our team wraps up the first stage of modernization work aboard the Vicksburg, we look forward to the arrival of the Anzio soon afterwards to start its cruiser-mod program,” Vice President and General Manager BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, Dave Thomas said.
“This contract, along with other recent ship repair contracts, provides important work for our shipyard team, particularly for our skilled employees who work with aluminium structures aboard Navy ships,” he added.