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09:04 AM, September 23, 2017
Restoration Initiated of Damaged US Navy Destroyer, USS Fitzgerald
Lockheed Martin contract for USS Fitzgerald restoration: US Navy Photo

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems (LM RMS) is being awarded a $15,475,217 firm-fixed price modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-14-C-5114) to support the restoration of USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62).

“This procurement is to initiate restoration of USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) leading to mission ready condition,” a US DoD contract announcement said Friday.

The US Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald had been damaged in a collision with MV ACX Crystal, a Philippine-flagged container ship off the coast of Japan in June this year.

The repair work will include the production, test, and delivery of one SPY-1D Array, one SPY water cooler, one C&D water cooler, and 11 high voltage power supply cables directly to the shipyard for repair, installation and testing.

LM RMS shall also be responsible for related technical services to support element testing, shipyard installation, and other requirements, as required.  Work will be performed in Moorestown, New Jersey (84 percent); Clearwater, Florida (13 percent); and Owego, New York (3 percent), and is expected to be completed by October 2019.

Repairs to the stricken guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) will take more than a year to complete but those to USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) may take less time, Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer said on Wednesday, USNI News reported.

Speaking to a group of reporters, Spencer said it would be a high priority to fix the two ships that were each involved in a fatal collision with merchant ships. In total, 17 sailors died as a result of the collisions.

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