The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair a $26.6 million contract modification for work on the phased maintenance availability of USS Harpers Ferry (LSD-49).
The lead ship in her class of dock landing ships will undergo depot-level maintenance, alterations, and modifications during the maintenance.
Work on the USS Harpers Ferry will be performed in San Diego, California, and is expected to be completed by January 2018.
Sister ship USS Oak Hill (LSD-51) will complete the same maintenance period by April 2017 with the only exception being that the work will be performed by General Dynamics in Norfolk.
All ships in the Harpers Ferry-class underwent a midlife upgrade between 2009 and 2014 and are now expected to remain in service through 2038.