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Tuesday, June 09, 2015

BAE to overhaul destroyer Kidd

USS Kidd (DDG 100)The Defense Department is awarding BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair $36.6 million to overhaul Kidd, a destroyer that last year helped with the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which is believed to have crashed into the South China Sea.

The contract comes less than a month after BAE was awarded $36.9 million to upgrade and repair Lake Champlain, an aging cruiser that has made many deployments to the Persian Gulf.

Like its neighbor to the south -- General Dynamics-NASSCO -- BAE has been experiencing a boom in business at its yard in Barrio Logan.

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