The USS Ross is set to undergo over $100 million in repairs and upgrades. The Pentagon awarded the contract to BAE systems which could be worth $124 million. The Ross will be in drydock until 2024.
Defense News reports the upgrade on the Ross come as the Navy is struggling to keep its fleet in good condition.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office has raised concerns multiple times in the last few years about whether the Navy can keep up with its ships’ maintenance needs. A GAO report from August 2020 found that about 75% of planned maintenance periods were delayed for aircraft carriers and submarines in Navy shipyards over a five-year period.