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BAE Systems Secures Navy Contract to Drydock, Upgrade USS Boxer Contract

BAE Systems Secures Navy Contract to Drydock, Upgrade USS Boxer Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a $200.3M contract to drydock and provide onboard maintenance and modernization work for the 25-year-old amphibious assault ship USS Boxer.

BAE Systems will use its Pride of California drydock, which is currently nearing completion, to service the USS Boxer.

The contract requires BAE Systems to upgrade the ship to support and operate Joint Strike Fighters on-board; perform hull, tank and mechanical work; and make other shipboard improvements from June 2020 until December 2021, Navy Recognition reported.

Options could increase the contract's cumulative value to $207.48M.

Work for the contract will build on BAE Systems’ simultaneous docking of the USS Stethem and USS Decatur in October. The two ships are set to be refloated together from the Pride of California drydock in the spring.

BAE Systems’ Pride of California is the largest drydock in the state and is able to support a maximum capacity of over 55K tons.

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