General Dynamics NASSCO Awarded Contract for USS Lake Erie Fiscal 2021 Selected Restricted Availability

General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO) was awarded a $37 million firm-fixed-price contract for the execution of the USS Lake Erie (CG 70) fiscal 2021 Selected Restricted Availability (SRA).

This availability will include a combination of maintenance, modernization and repair of the U.S. Navy Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Lake Erie. This contract includes a base period and options which, if exercised, will bring the cumulative value of this contract to $63 million.

Work will be performed in San Diego, California. This is a “long-term” availability and was solicited on a coast-wide (west coast) basis without limiting the place of performance to the vessel’s homeport. National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. will provide the facilities and human resources capable of completing, coordinating and integrating multiple areas of ship maintenance, repair and modernization for USS Lake Erie. Work is expected to be completed by January 2022.

USS Lake Erie (CG-70) is a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser of the United States Navy, commissioned in 1993. She was named after the U.S. Navy’s decisive victory in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. The cruiser was the first U.S. Navy ship to be commissioned in Hawaii.

Lake Erie was built by Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. Her keel was laid on 6 March 1990 and she was launched on 13 July 1991. Upon completion of her sea-trials after construction, Lake Erie transferred to the Pacific Fleet and was commissioned on 24 July 1993 as the twenty-fourth Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser in her homeport of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Lake Erie is a baseline 4 Ticonderoga-class ship, with integrated AN/UYK-43/44 computers (in place of UYK-7 and UYK-20) and superset computer programs originally developed for the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers. Lake Erie also has an improved UYS-20 data display system and various decision aids, as well as the SQS-53C sonar and the SQR-19 sonar data processor.