BAE Systems to Modernize USS Shoup Under $78 Million Contract

January 2, 2019 – BAE Systems has received a $78.8 million contract from the U.S. Navy for the maintenance and modernization of USS Shoup (DDG 86), an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer (DDG). The value of the competitively awarded contract could reach $87.6 million if all options are exercised. “Our team is experienced with the DDG class and ready to get to work to ready the Shoup for service in the fleet for many years to come.” “The Shoup availability is a large, complex repair job,” said David M. Thomas Jr., vice…

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US Navy Contract Announcements December 6, 2018

BAE Systems Land & Armaments LP, Sterling Heights, Michigan, is awarded a $140,354,780 modification to exercise options for the fixed-price-incentive (firm target) Contract Line Item Numbers (CLIN) 3001, 3002, and 3003 portions of a previously awarded contract (M67854-16-C-0006). This modification is for the purchase of 30 Amphibious Combat Vehicles and associated production, fielding and support costs. Work will be performed in York, Pennsylvania (85 percent); and Aiken, South Carolina (15 percent), and is expected to be completed in August 2020. Fiscal 2019 procurement (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of…

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USS Shoup returns home from Indo-Pacific deployment

November 21, 2018 – USS Shoup (DDG 86) returned to its homeport of Naval Station Everett, Wash., Nov. 21. While on deployment Shoup supported the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) and participated in exercise Valiant Shield 2018. OMSI is a secretary of defense initiative aimed at diminishing transnational illegal activity on the high seas in the Pacific Island nations of Oceania’s exclusive economic zones and enhancing regional security and interoperability with partner nations. Shoup’s crew proved their combat effectiveness during Valiant Shield 2018, demonstrating their ability to conduct joint operations…

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U.S. Coast Guard forces to provide maritime security for Economic Leader’s Summit in Papua New Guinea

October 31, 2018 – U.S. Coast Guard service members are scheduled to provide port security for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leader’s Summit Nov. 12-18 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG). The deployment of Coast Guard personnel comes after U.S. Ambassador to PNG Catherine Ebert-Gray and PNG Police Commissioner Gary Baki signed a first-of-its-kind memorandum of understanding last week authorizing the Coast Guard to enforce security zones near Port Moresby during the summit. Leaders and senior officials from 21 member nations are scheduled to attend the summit, including…

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USS Shoup Vsits American Samoa During OSMI Deployment

October 28, 2018 – USS Shoup (DDG 86) arrived in Pago Pago, American Samoa, Oct. 27, as part of the ship’s Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) deployment. OMSI is a secretary of defense program that leverages Department of Defense assets transiting the region to improve maritime security and maritime domain awareness, ultimately supporting maritime law enforcement operations in Oceania. “I am proud of our Sailors’ accomplishments and the dedication they have shown towards supporting our partners in Oceania” said Cmdr. Andy Strickland, commanding officer of Shoup. “This is our crew’s…

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USS Shoup Visits Fiji

October 2, 2018 – USS Shoup (DDG 86) arrived in Suva, Oct. 3, as part of the ship’s Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) deployment. “Our crew is excited to be in Fiji and is ready to execute the OMSI mission,” said Cmdr. Andy Strickland, commanding officer of Shoup. “Partnering with the U.S. Coast Guard is a new experience for us, and it will demonstrate the extensive range of U.S. Navy assets in providing critical support to embarked boarding teams in enforcing fishery laws.” While in Suva, the crew will host…

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Nimitz Carrier Strike Group returns to Washington after deployment

Washington-based ships assigned to Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 returned Dec. 10, just in time for the upcoming holidays following a six-month deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and the Arabian Gulf. The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), with embarked CSG 11 staff, returned home to Naval Base Kitsap, and the guided-missile destroyers USS Shoup (DDG 86) and USS Kidd (DDG 100) returned to Naval Station Everett. [smartslider3 slider=49] The strike group also consists of Nimitz, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9, and the guided-missile cruisers USS…

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USS Shoup Returns to Everett After Deployment

USS Shoup (DDG 86) returned to Naval Station Everett, Dec. 10, from a scheduled six-month deployment with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and the Arabian Gulf. Shoup is part of Nimitz Strike Group and operates under U.S. 3rd Fleet, which leads naval forces in the Pacific and provides the realistic, relevant training necessary for an effective global Navy. U.S. 3rd Fleet constantly coordinates with U.S. 7th Fleet to plan and execute missions based on their complementary strengths to promote ongoing peace, security, and stability throughout the…

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Nimitz Carrier Strike Group arrives in San Diego off Offload Air Wing

The Nimitz Strike Group (CSG 11) returned to San Diego, Dec. 5, marking the end of a successful deployment for Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 and the guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83). Sailors and Marines are reuniting with family and friends just in time for the holidays following a six-month tour to the Western Pacific and U.S. 5th Fleet in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. The strike group consists of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Shoup (DDG 86), USS Kidd (DDG…

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USS Shoup Builds Multinational Partnerships During Intrepid Sentinel

A multinational trio of ships conducted the trilateral exercise Intrepid Sentinel in the Gulf of Oman, Oct. 20-21. The U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86), the U.K. Royal Navy’s Duke-class frigate HMS Monmouth (F 235), and the French Marine Nationale’s anti-air destroyer FS Jean Bart (D 615) participated in the exercise. Intrepid Sentinel is designed to increase interoperability between the three nations and reduce response time to establish a coordinated international maritime coalition with in order to counter the complex challenges in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of…

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Nimitz Conducts COMPTUEX In Preparation For Deployment

Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 is currently undergoing their final pre-deployment assessment, Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), marking the completion of their condensed Inter-Deployment Training Cycle (IDTC) for an upcoming deployment slated for this year. The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) completed a nearly two-year yard period at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in September of last year. Since then they have undergone sea trials, Tailored Ship’s Training Availability (TSTA) I, TSTA II, TSTA III, Final Evaluation Phase and the Board of Inspection and Survey. Nimitz has been joined…

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