The guided missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) transits the Pacific Ocean
The guided missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) transits the Pacific Ocean

Vigor Marine Wins Contract to Repair US Navy USS McCampbell Guided Missile Destroyer

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 USS McCampbell (DDG 85) chief of naval operations scheduled depot maintenance availability. This contract includes options which, if exercised, will bring the cumulative value of this contract to $155,621,173. USS McCampbell will receive comprehensive modernization for DDG 51 class ships to ensure a mission relevant service life. The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, Bremerton, Washington, is the contracting activity (N4523A-20-D-0550). Work will be performed in Portland, Oregon and expected to be completed by November 2021.

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. Funds in the amount of $21,166,210 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

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 The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) transits through the South China Sea.
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) transits through the South China Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Naval Air Crewman 2nd Class Jack Ryan)

USS McCampbell (DDG-85) is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the United States Navy. She is named in honor of Naval Aviator Captain David S. McCampbell, a Medal of Honor and Navy Cross recipient who was the Navy’s leading ace in World War II. 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. McCampbell maintains on board an active VBSS team to conduct anti piracy, anti-smuggling, and anti-terrorist operations. The ship was an active participant in IMDEX, and the VBSS team was a centerpiece in the multilateral training effort held in conjunction with the exposition.

Vigor Industrial (Vigor) is an American shipbuilding, shiprepair, and industrial service provider in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Based in Portland, Oregon, the company consists of several subsidiary companies for a combined total of seven facilities with ten drydocks, more than 17,000 feet of pier space, and over 2,000 employees. Vigor Industrial has five Washington locations in Seattle, Tacoma, Everett, Bremerton and Port Angeles. They also have locations in Portland, Oregon and Ketchikan, Alaska. The seven facilities have a combined total of 10 drydocks and more than 17,000 feet in pier space and detailed in the table below.

The guided missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) transits the Pacific Ocean
The guided missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) transits the Pacific Ocean(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Cavagnaro/Released)
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