United Defense Industries, Inc. announced the $4.45 million award to its subsidiary, Southwest Marine
, by the Supervisor of Shipbuilding and Repair, San Diego, Calif., for the fixed-price Dry Docking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA) on USS McCLUSKY (FFG-41).
The ship, a Perry class guided missile frigate
home-ported in San Diego, fulfills a Protection of Shipping mission as an Anti-Submarine Warfare combatant for amphibious expeditionary forces, underway replenishment groups and merchant convoys.
The work is scheduled to begin on January 15, 2003, and be completed on March 19, 2003. The work package includes, but is not limited to, dry docking, underwater hull inspection, repairs to the potable water tank, ballast tank, fuel oil tank, superstructure and main propulsion shafting. Also included is the installation of lagging and insulation, deck covering, carpet and electrical grade matting.