BAE Systems Jacksonville Ship Repair has secured an $82.9m contract for the maintenance, modernisation and repair of the USS Ramage (DDG 61) during the fiscal year 2024 docking selected restricted availability period.

This contract encompasses all elements including labour, supervision, equipment, production, testing, facilities and quality assurance required to prepare for and execute the chief of naval operations availability for modernisation, maintenance and repair programmes.

In addition to the base contract value, this agreement includes options that, if exercised, could increase the total contract value to $93m. The work is scheduled in Mayport, Florida, and is anticipated to be completed by April 2025. 

Funding for this contract will be derived from various fiscal sources, with fiscal year 2024 other procurement, Navy funds accounting for 98.3% of the total, and fiscal year 2024 operations and maintenance, Navy funds contributing 1.5%. A smaller portion of the contract will be covered by fiscal year 2023 other procurement, Navy funds (0.2%).

This contract was competitively procured through full and open competition via the System for Award Management website, with three offers submitted. The Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, DC, is the contracting activity responsible for overseeing this undertaking.

The award of this contract highlights the ongoing commitment to maintain and modernise naval assets. This contract will play a role in ensuring the readiness and effectiveness of the USS Ramage (DDG 61) for years to come.

The USS Ramage (DDG 61), an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, completed a nine-month overhaul and modernisation in August 2017. This was carried out by Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division, finishing ahead of schedule. 

In the $14m base contract, Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division’s overhaul work included ship alterations, repairs, testing and material procurement. 

The Arleigh Burke-class destroyers are versatile, multi-mission ships capable of various operations, equipped with both offensive and defensive weaponry to support maritime defence requirements.