January 15, 2008
BAE Systems to modernize guided missile cruiser
BAE Systems has been awarded a $31 million contract by the Naval Sea Systems Command for the maintenance, repair and modernization of the guided missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG-52).
Work is scheduled to take place in San Diego from February 13, 2008 through February 2009. The project, which includes dry-docking and pier-side work, will involve an average of 300 workers a day during this period. Activities include: all-electric modification to replace steam-operated equipment; stainless steel sanitary space upgrades; corrosion control enhancements; tank, underwater hull and freeboard preservation; and extensive weapons, sensor and communication system upgrades. The contract is administered by the Southwest Regional Maintenance Center.
"This award complements the important cruiser modernization work we continue to accomplish for the Atlantic Fleet at our Virginia shipyard," said Al Krekich, president of BAE Systems Ship Repair in Norfolk, Virginia. "As the surface combatant fleet continues to age, extending the hull life of these ships is critical to the Navy's ongoing combat readiness, and we are proud to deliver our services to support that effort."