Vigor Marine wins contract to repair US Navy USS McCampbell DDG 85 guided missile destroyer

According to a contract released by the U.S. DoD (Department of Defense) on June 6, 2020, Vigor Marine LLC, Portland, Oregon, is awarded a $133,406,869 firm-fixed-price contract to prepare for and accomplish repair and alteration requirements for U. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) chief of naval operations scheduled depot maintenance availability.
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Vigor Marine wins contract to repair US Navy USS McCampbell DDG 85 Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer 925 001 The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) transits through the South China Sea. (Picture source U.S. Navy)

This contract includes options which, if exercised, will bring the cumulative value of this contract to $155,621,173. Work will be performed in Portland, Oregon. USS McCampbell will receive comprehensive modernization for DDG 51 class ships to ensure a mission relevant service life. These improvements will include hull, mechanical and electrical technology insertion; as well as provide critical warfighting improvements, such as upgraded machinery control system, integrated bridge and navigation system (to include physical throttles); advanced galley upgrade; wireless communications and digital video surveillance system upgrade; upgrade to a fiber optic local area network backbone; AEGIS baseline 9 upgrade (that includes updated guns weapons system); enhanced Vertical Launching System; multi-mission signal processor; and Ballistic Missile Defense 5.0 upgrade. Work is expected to be completed by November 2021.

According to news published by the Sea Power Magazine, on Jully 6, 2020, the USS McCampbell departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, on July 2 following 13 years of service forward-deployed to U.S. 7th Fleet.

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer is en route to Portland, Oregon, where it will undergo midlife modernization. Following routine maintenance and system upgrades, McCampbell will proceed to Naval Station Everett, Washington, where it will be homeported.

USS McCampbell (DDG-85) is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the United States Navy. This ship is the 35th destroyer of her class. USS McCampbell was the 20th ship of this class to be built by Bath Iron Works at Bath, Maine, and construction began on 16 July 1999. She was launched and christened on 2 July 2000. On 17 August 2002, the commissioning ceremony was held at Pier 30 in San Francisco, California.

The Arleigh Burke-class is a guided missile destroyer in service with the U.S. Navy built around the Aegis Combat System and the SPY-1D multifunction passive electronically scanned array radar.