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General Dynamics to modernise USS Harpers Ferry


The amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49).

SAN DIEGO (BNS): The US Navy awarded General Dynamics NASSCO $24.4 million in contract modifications to support an extensive renovation and modernization of the USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), including alterations and repairs, as part of the fiscal year 2011 Extended Docking Phased Maintenance Availability (EDPMA).

General Dynamics NASSCO is one of three shipyards in the Marine Systems group of General Dynamics Corporation.

The full value of the contract is anticipated to reach approximately $100 million. NASSCO will also inspect and test all of the ship's systems and components, according to the company news release.

General Dynamics NASSCO leads the repair and maintenance work conducted aboard all San Diego homeported LSD, LHA and LHD-class amphibious assault ships and FFG 7-class frigates. In 2011, this work will include major overhauls and upgrades to the USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), USS Rushmore (LSD 47) and numerous upkeep availabilities on the U.S. Navy ships homeported in San Diego.

USS Harpers Ferry (LSD-49) is the lead ship of her class of landing ship dock of the United States Navy.

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