BAE Systems will modernize USS Gettysburg
- August 27, 2018
BAE Systems has been awarded a $146.3M contract from the U.S. Navy to modernize the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg.
Work will be performed in Norfolk, Va., and is expected to be finished by March 2020. BAE Systems’ work is expected to extend the service life of the Gettysburg to 2035.
Under the new contract, BAE Systems will upgrade the ship’s weapons and engineering equipment; support the installation of a new Aegis combat system, new communications suite and the Consolidated Afloat Network Enterprise Systems (CANES); and renovate the crew’s living spaces aboard the 27-year-old ship.
This contract includes options that, if exercised, would bring the total value of the contract to $151.3 million.
The USS Gettysburg is a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser. The Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser is one of the Navy’s primary surface combatants. It carries the AEGIS Weapons System, a advanced combat control system that can coordinate surface-to-air missiles, Tomahawk cruise missiles and anti-submarine sensors and weapons.
It carries the MK-41 Vertical Launch System for missiles, torpedoes, light guns, two SH-60 Seahawk helicopters and a crew of more than 300 personnel.