BAE Systems Wins $294.8M Maintenance Contract to Upgrade USS Kearsarge

Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) enters port in Klaipėda, Lithuania for a scheduled port visit on Aug. 20, 2022. US Navy Photo

BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair last week won a $294.8 million contract to upgrade one of the Navy’s Wasp-class amphibious assault ships to accommodate the F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter.
The contract, announced on Friday, is worth up to $340 million for the Norfolk, Va., yard to upgrade USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) so the amphib can field the...

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