General Dynamics Contract Awarded

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Source: Defence Industry Daily

General Dynamics Contract with US Navy to maintain USS Essex

“General Dynamics has been awarded a $156.59 million contract to carry out phased maintenance availability (PMA) on the USS Essex (LHD-2). Work on the Wasp-class amphibious assault vessel will include depot-level maintenance, alterations, and modifications that will update and improve the ship’s military and technical capabilities. Completion is expected to be finished by June 2017. In September 2012, the ship underwent 18 months of upgrades and maintenance at a cost of $108 million, which included gaining proficiency in the launching, landing and refueling of various helicopters and MV-22 Ospreys on the flight deck.”

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