BAE Systems nets three ship overhaul contracts

BAE Systems’ San Diego and Norfolk Ship Repair units have landed overhaul contracts for three US Navy ships.

According to the US defense department, BAE Systems San Diego will be responsible for the overhaul of Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) and Avenger-class mine counter measure ship USS Champion.

BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair will be repairing and modernizing destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79).

The contract for the maintenance, modernization, and repair of USS Howard is worth $47.8 million. Work will be performed in San Diego, California, and is expected to be completed by May 2019.

USS Oscar Austin will be undergoing the same long-term availability under a $41.6 million contract. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $117,186,557. The depot modernization period will take place in Norfolk, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by February 2019.

The smallest of three contracts was awarded to BAE Systems for the dry-docking selected restricted availability (DSRA) of San Diego-homeported mine counter measure ship USS Champion. A DSRA includes the planning and execution of depot-level maintenance, alterations, and modifications that will update and improve the ship’s military and technical capabilities.

Work under the $11.5 million contract will be performed in San Diego, California, and is expected to be completed by August 2018.

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