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10:24 AM, July 19, 2018
General Dynamics Gets $72.5M For USS Higgins Guided-Missile Destroyer Upgrade

General Dynamics has won a $72.5 million worth contract to upgrade US Navy’s USS Higgins guided-missile destroyer, the Department of defense announced Wednesday.

The statement says GD has won the contract for the execution of USS Higgins (DDG 76) fiscal 2018 Extended Dry-Docking Selected Restricted Availability. This availability will include a combination of maintenance, modernization, and repair of USS Higgins.

This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $89,137,388, the release states. Work will be performed in San Diego, California, and is expected to be completed by September 2019.

Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Navy); and fiscal 2018 other procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $72,520,873 will be obligated at time of award. Contract funds in the amount of $58,938,888 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year, the statement added.

USS Higgins (DDG 76) is part of Naval Surface Forces and U.S. 3rd Fleet. U.S. 3rd Fleet leads naval forces in the Pacific and provides the realistic, relevant training necessary for an effective global Navy. It is equipped with the Aegis combat system which integrates the ship’s sensors and weapons systems to engage anti-ship missile threats.

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