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BAE Launches New San Diego Floating Dry Dock

BAE Systems has unveiled a new floating dry dock the company built to provide maintenance and repair services to U.S. Navy ships stationed in San Diego.

The company said Friday the 950-foot-long platform is designed to lift up to 55,000 tons and will be paired with another dry dock to help maintain the service branch’s fleet.

BAE dedicated its new dry dock at a ceremony that was held Saturday at the firm’s San Diego shipyard and attended by Reps. Duncan Hunter (R-California) and Scott Peters (D-California).

The platform is slated to service the USS New Orleans amphibious transport dock later this month.

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