January 3, 2003

Southwest Marine gets $4.45 million award
United Defense Industries, Inc. says its Southwest Marine unit has received a $4.45 million award by the Supervisor of Shipbuilding and Repair, San Diego, Calif., for the fixed-price Dry Docking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA) on USS McCLUSKY (FFG-41).

The ship, a PERRY class guided missile frigate home-ported in San Diego, fulfills a Protection of Shipping mission as an Anti-Submarine Warfare combatant for amphibious expeditionary forces, underway replenishment groups and merchant convoys.

The work is scheduled to begin on January 15, 2003, and be completed on March 19, 2003. The work package includes, but is not limited to, dry docking, underwater hull inspection, repairs to the potable water tank, ballast tank, fuel oil tank, superstructure and main propulsion shafting. Also included is the installation of lagging and insulation, deck covering, carpet and electrical grade matting.

Southwest Marine is a member of the United States Marine Repair (USMR) family of shipyards, a wholly owned subsidiary of United Defense, with facilities in Norfolk, Va. (corporate headquarters); San Diego, San Pedro and San Francisco, Calif.; Ingleside, Texas; Mayport, Fla.; and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii


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