Bonhomme Richard Departs Sasebo for Modernization

USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) departed Sasebo, Japan, April 18, capping six years of forward-deployed service in the Indo-Pacific. Bonhomme Richard has been the flagship of Amphibious Force 7th Fleet since April 2012, and will now transit to its new homeport in San Diego for follow-on operations and eventual upgrades to accommodate the F-35B Lightning II. During her time as…

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Leonardo Redelivers Al Manama From Modernization January 22

During a ceremony in Mina Salman at Royal Bahrain Navy Head Quarters January 22nd, Leonardo delivered the first of six upgraded Al Manama naval vessels ahead of schedule, following a deal signed in 2015 with the Royal Bahrain Naval Force. The upgrade includes a new weapon control system, training services and logistics. This is just one of the latest in…

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BAE Systems to Modernize USS Vicksburg Under $42 Million Navy Contract

March 16, 2017 – The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a $42.9 million contract for the modernization of the USS Vicksburg (CG 69), a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser. The value of the competitively awarded contract could reach $45.9 million if all options are exercised. “The Vicksburg is our second SSRA under the long-term cruiser mod program” Under the special selected…

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