BAE Systems to Provide Post-Deployment Refit of USS Essex

BAE Systems has received a $125.5 million contract from the U.S. Navy to drydock and provide maintenance service aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). The ship recently completed a seven-month deployment to the Western Pacific. BAE Systems’ San Diego shipyard will begin working aboard the 844-foot-long USS Essex in June. Under the docking selected restricted availability (DSRA)…

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Essex ARG Returns from Deployment

The Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) returned to port at Naval Base San Diego March 4, concluding a seven-month deployment to U.S. 3rd, 5th, and 7th Fleet areas of operation. Essex ARG is comprised of the multi-purpose amphibious assault carrier USS Essex (LHD 2), amphibious transport dock USS Portland (LPD 27), and dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52)…

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Carl Vinson and Essex Wrap Up Joint South China Sea Ops

Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group (VINCSG) and Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ESX ARG) completed joint expeditionary strike force training operations in the South China Sea, Jan. 16. The training operations included integrated maritime strike missions, maritime interdiction operations, anti-submarine warfare, replenishment-at-sea and formation maneuvering/navigation operations. These operations are the latest events in strengthening naval readiness and interoperability in the Indo-Pacific…

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Essex ARG Now Operating in US Fifth Fleet

Amphibious assault ship USS ESSEX (LHD 2), flagship of the ESSEX Amphibious Ready Group (ESX ARG), along with amphibious transport dock USS Portland (LPD 27), dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) and embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) entered the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations, September 12. While in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations, the…

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NNSY’s Engineering and Planning Department Supports Upcoming USS Essex Availability

June 17, 2020 – From Mayport, Florida to San Diego, California, Norfolk Naval Shipyard’s (NNSY) Engineering and Planning Department (Code 200) has been setting the standard for how to support integrated shipchecks while effectively managing concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Having demonstrated how an integrated shipcheck can be performed capitalizing on teleworking and technology last month on USS Iwo…

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