USS Anzio will undergo modernization efforts under $45.3 million U.S. Navy contract

ARLINGTON, Va. U.S. Navy officials tapped BAE Systems to modernize the guided missile cruiser, USS Anzio (CG 68), at the company's shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia. The contract is worth $45.3 million, but has a cumulative value of $53.1 million if all options are exercised.

Under , will perform ship alterations and miscellaneous repairs aboard the 567-foot-long Anzio, including the replacement of critical aluminium structures. The work is expected to begin in February and be completed in August 2018. The company’s Norfolk shipyard currently is performing the same long-term work aboard the USS Vicksburg (CG 69).

The was commissioned in May 1992. The ship is the third East Coast-based guided missile cruiser to undergo the extensive repair and upgrade work under the Navy’s long-term cruiser modernization program.

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