BAE will dry-dock the ship, perform underwater hull preservation work, upgrade the ship’s Aegis combat system and its command and control equipment, and rehabilitate crew spaces. The work is expected to begin in March and be completed in May 2020.
The Shoup is an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer that was commissioned in 2002. It is named for Medal of Honor recipient and former Commandant of the Marine Corps General David M. Shoup.
“Our team is experienced with the DDG class and ready to get to work to ready the Shoup for service in the fleet for many years to come,” said David M. Thomas Jr., vice president and general manager of BAE Systems’ San Diego Ship Repair.
The value of the competitively awarded contract could reach $88 million if all options are exercised.
The USS Shoup recently participated in the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative, assisting the Coast Guard in patrolling waters around 10 small island nations, including Fiji, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu.
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