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    Pentagon Pours $120 Million Into Modernization of US Navy's Destroyers, Cruisers

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    The shipbuilding and ship repair companies operating in San Diego in the US state of California have received contracts totaling more than $120 million to repair and modernize US Navy destroyers and cruisers, the Department of Defense said in a press release.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, Continental Maritime of San Diego and General Dynamics, as well as National Steel and Shipbuilding Company of San Diego were awarded a combined $120.4 million in contracts, according to the Monday statement.

    The companies will carry out complex, emergent and continuous maintenance, repair and modernization work on surface combatants (destroyers and cruisers) home-ported in San Diego, California, the Defense Department explained.

    Work on the contracts is expected to be completed by March 2018, the announcement added.

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