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BAE Unit to Upgrade USS Boxer Amphibious Assault Ship Under Potential $207M Contract.

| 2020

BAE Systems' San Diego Ship Repair business has won a potential $207.5M contract to modernize, repair and maintain a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship for the U.S. Navy.

BAE Unit to Modernize USS Boxer Amphibious Assault Ship Under Potential 207M Contract 925 001Official U.S. Navy file photo of the Amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) (Picture source: Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Ortiz)

The company will perform these services as part of USS Boxer docking and selected restricted availability efforts, the Department of Defense said Friday.

Naval Sea Systems Command received two offers for the firm-fixed-price contract and will obligate $200.3M at the time of the award.

USS Boxer (LHD-4) is a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship of the United States Navy. She is the sixth U.S. ship to bear the name of the original HMS Boxer, which was captured from the British during the War of 1812.

In terms of specifications, the USS Boxer (LHD-4) has a full load displacement of 40,500 tons and a total length of 840 feet (256 meters). With a cruising speed of 23 knots, the USS Boxer (LHD-4) offers a range of 9,500 nm.

The USS Boxer's main armaments comprise three 20 mm Phalanx CIWS systems, four 25 mm Mk 38 chain guns, four .50 BMG machine guns, two RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile launchers and two RIM-7 Sea Sparrow missile launchers.

DoD expects the project to conclude by December of next year.

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