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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

BAE Systems adding new pier, dry dock to San Diego shipyard

Second dry dock at the San Diego yardBAE Systems plans to make a $100 million investment to its San Diego shipyard, adding another dry dock and pier to expand its ship repair, maintenance and modernization services for commercial and government customers, namely the U.S. Navy.

The new dry dock, which is under construction and expected to be operational in early 2017, will accommodate cruisers, destroyers, amphibious assault ships, mine countermeasures ships and both variants of the Littoral Combat Ship.

The expanded facilities could also service non-Navy vessels under contract, including those for Military Sealift Command, the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Maritime Administration.

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