San Diego Shipyards Getting $383mln to Repair Navy Ships

San Diego Ship Repair. Photo: BAE Systems

By Aiswarya Lakshmi

Three San Diego shipyards - BAE Systems San Diego
Ship Repair, Continental Maritime, General Dynamics, and National
Steel and Shipbuilding Company - have received a combined $383
million contracts for complex maintenance, repair and
modernizations on amphibious ships.

Sputnik News quoting the Department of Defense said that the
shipyards "are being awarded a combined $383 million," to
modernize the vessels.

The work will be carried out on amphibious ships home-ported in
San Diego, California. Work will be performed in San Diego and is
expected to be completed by March 2018, the Defense Department
added.

Meanwhile, it is estimated that the cost of the Navy's 2017
shipbuilding plan - an average of about $21 billion per year (in
2016 dollars) over 30 years - would be $5 billion higher than the
average funding that the Navy has received in recent decades.

The Department of Defense (DoD) submitted the Navy's 2017
shipbuilding plan, which covers fiscal years 2017 to 2046, to the
Congress in July 2016.

The average annual cost of carrying out that plan over the next
30 years - about $21 billion in 2016 dollars would be one-third
more than the average amount of funding that the Navy has
received for shipbuilding in recent decades.

Mar 4, 2017

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